Last day of excessive heat for southeast Nebraska 8/12/2021
We are off to a bit more of a comfortable start this Thursday morning! Temperatures are sitting in the 60s for most of southeast Nebraska with a few spots still in the 70s. Overall humidity is on the lower side this morning, so it’s not as muggy across the area. This will continue into the afternoon with a bit of a drop in high temperatures as well. Highs will only peak in the low 90s with heat index values in the 90s to triple digits. So it will still be hot, but not as hot as the last few days.
Late this evening we could also see a line of thunderstorms firing up a long a cold front anytime after 7 PM. Parts of southeast Nebraska will likely see some of these storms, but most of them should be closer to the KS border.
We see a major drop in temperatures tomorrow as highs return to the mid-80s through the weekend.
- TODAY: Last day with excessive heat in the area. Heat Advisory in effect for Pawnee, Richardson and Nemaha counties until 8 PM. Highs will reach the low 90s with heat index values around 90-100 degrees. Rain chances increase into the afternoon and evening. The best chance for rain along I-80 will be after sunset. HIGH: 92
- FRIDAY: On the cooler side with highs in the mid-80s and low humidity. HIGH: 86
- SATURDAY: Highs still near average in the mid-80s with the chance for thunderstorms beyond the afternoon. HIGH: 86
- SUNDAY: Mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 80s. HIGH: 87
- MONDAY: Sunny skies with highs flirting with the low 90s. HIGH: 89
Meteorologist Brittany Foster