Heat and humidity continue before cold front brings chance for rain

The weather pattern will remain relatively stagnant for the next couple of days before a cold front sweeps through eastern Nebraska Friday.

Dma Tomorrow High

Afternoon high temperatures will remain in the lower 90°s for most of southeast Nebraska Wednesday and Thursday.  Dew point temperatures will also remain in the upper 60°s to around 70°.  This will send peak heat indices in to the middle and upper 90°s each day.

Temp Ecmwf Precip Type

The cold front projected to pass through the region Friday brings cooler and less humid air for the start of the weekend, but perhaps more importantly, it brings a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

A widespread soaker would be welcomed by many as it has now been eleven days since measurable rainfall has fallen in Lincoln and surrounding communities.

Dma Summer Precipitation

With only two weeks remaining in Meteorological Summer – defined June 1 through August 31 – most of the area is well below the 30 year normal.

Dma Summer Precipitation Departure From Normal

Some places like Hebron and Utica are 6″+ below normal for the summer.  This is one of the reasons portions of the area are categorized in “Abnormally Dry” (yellow), “Moderate” (tan), and “Severe” (brown) drought conditions per last week’s Drought Monitor.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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