Isolated storms hanging around for the 4th of July
Dry conditions prevailed for Lincoln on Saturday, but some storms are approaching the western part of the state as of Saturday evening. Computer model guidance suggests that these storms move eastward Saturday evening, perhaps reaching some of our southwestern counties.
An isolated Severe Thunderstorm is not out of the question in western Nebraska. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 10PM MDT Saturday for Chase and Perkins counties.
If you are watching in and around McCook, Grant, Imperial, Palisade, and Curtis, you may have to dodge some storms Saturday evening. The good news is that these storms are on a weakening trend as they travel east. I think that these storms will be history by late Saturday night, dissipating well before reaching the Tri-Cities and Lincoln.
To reiterate, rain chances tonight are confined well west of the Tri-Cities. Even if you live west of the Tri-Cities, your chance of seeing rain dwindles throughout the evening hours.
We clear out overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning with a low near 66.
We won’t rule out a small chance for an isolated shower for your Independence Day. Any storms Sunday will be hit-or-miss yet again, and most will remain dry. It will be a warm Sunday as well with highs in the low to mid-90s.
Rain chances are slightly better next week, especially as we get closer to Tuesday. We’ll definitely welcome any rain!
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron