June starts with more widespread scattered storms, carrying over into the weekend

Thursday morning, the first day of June, started with a cluster of storms moving through. Our view from our tower cam, looking south, had frequent lightning after the storm moved north from Beatrice.


After the initial light show, some heavy rain developed right overhead. In just a couple hours, we recorded more rainfall than we had for the entire month of May. We more than tripled it, in some spots. It goes to show it only takes one, good thunderstorm! Even some flash flooding was going on near Sterling and Saint Mary in southeast Nebraska through the morning hours.

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Later this afternoon, as we’ve seen in days past, we have the chance for more scattered storms. This time, the models show more widespread chances across eastern Nebraska. If we do see the rain, we will be a touch cooler through the afternoon. If we don’t, we have the potential to see temperatures in the upper 80s.

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It’s a good thing we saw a lot of rain, too, this morning. We did officially see the 2nd driest May on record. Knowing that, the most recent drought update has Lancaster County in the exceptional drought category.


Overall, it’ll feel a bit muggy the next couple of days, too. With better rain chances into the weekend, June will start a touch cooler the next few days as we see the upper 80s instead of the 90s.

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Meteorologist Jessica Blum 
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