Forecast Update: Saturday, August 28

Strong to severe storms anticipated to develop overnight, delivering pleasant temperatures Sunday

SATURDAY:  Following another hot day, storms will develop along and behind a cold front which will push southeastwardly overnight.  A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect until 9PM for the central portion of the state.  Many of these developing thunderstorms have the potential to become strong to severe, producing damaging wind (60MPH gusts) and ping pong ball sized hail.  Heavy rain can also be anticipated with these systems, likely dropping 2″ of rain or more for areas north of I-80 and 1/2″ of rain for areas south of I-80.  Arriving near 10PM in Lincoln, these storms will persist throughout the overnight hours, delivering gusty west-northwesterly winds and dropping low temperatures into the upper 60s.

SUNDAY:  A few lingering storms could continue into the early morning hours before giving way to a “cooler” day with highs reaching the mid-80s.  Skies will stay mostly cloudy with a 5-10MPH northerly breeze. Compared to recent temperatures, this day should feel quite pleasant.  A warm front will infiltrate the region, allowing higher humidity levels to remain with scattered showers and thunderstorms returning in the evening.  Temperatures will drop into the mid 60s overnight with calm winds.

Scattered storms and temperatures rising into the mid 80s persist for the majority of the week.

Sam Wilson

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