Heat and humidity return for all on Wednesday
Tuesday was a tale of two air masses – a hot/humid one to the southeast and a cool/dry one to the northwest. For instance, Beatrice topped out in the low-90s whereas Grand Island topped out in the middle-70s. Lincoln was sandwiched in between.
We expect mostly clear skies on Tuesday evening. However, high clouds arrive overnight Tuesday. Believe it or not, these high clouds are originating from the tops of thunderstorms in Texas that developed on Tuesday afternoon! In addition to these high clouds, we should see a few low clouds develop also.
Depending on the thickness of the cloud cover, we may be slightly warmer than our forecast low of 65° in Lincoln. Lows should be cooler to the northwest and warmer to the southeast.
HEAT/HUMIDITY RETURNS FOR ALL
Everyone will be able to bask in the warm air mass on Wednesday. We’re forecasting a high of 93° in Lincoln – and it will be a humid 93°! Clouds will likely be with us initially, but more sunshine will break out for the day on Wednesday.
We cannot rule out an isolated thunderstorm. Understand that most will not see any storms on Wednesday, only a select few will find themselves under one of them.
A BETTER STORM CHANCE ON THURSDAY
Fast-forwarding to Thursday, it’s another hot/humid day. That said, the storm chance is a bit higher. We’re watching the potential for a line of storms to develop near the Tri-Cities on Thursday afternoon. This line will track eastward towards the capital city.
Timing is key with this line of storms. If the line arrives a few hours after sunset, it will weaken by a fair amount. Nevertheless, if things time just right, some of these storms on Thursday evening may be on the stronger side. Damaging winds seem to be the main concern as of now.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron