Heat index tops 100° each day this week
Just in time for 4th of July celebrations the heat is getting turned up. For the first time in five years, Lincoln has failed to reach 90° in the first three days of July. That streak comes to an end as temperatures surpass 90° and makes a run at 100°.
Scattered showers will move out of southeast Nebraska by 10 a.m. Monday. After which, skies will turn mostly sunny. Temperatures will be quick to rise, reaching 90° shortly after noon, and topping out in the upper 90°s by late afternoon.
This should end up being Lincoln’s warmest 4th of July in 9 years. Factor in the humidity and it will feel like it is anywhere between 100° and 106° late in the afternoon.
Weather conditions should be fine for fireworks shows Monday evening. Skies should be mostly sunny/mostly clear. However, it will be warm. Temperatures should be in the middle to upper 80°s and the heat index should be in the lower 90°s.
Be sure to drink plenty of water this afternoon and evening because it is not only today that will be hot. It it will likely be even warmer Tuesday. Temperatures are forecast to reach the upper 90°s to around 100° Tuesday afternoon. Humidity will remain high, or “muggly” as I like to call it. This will send the heat index to 105° to 110° during the afternoon.
While I am not expecting to to be as warm Wednesday, the heat index should peak at or above 100° Wednesday through the weekend.
– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer