Mid-summer heat continues; lack of rain could have impact on lawns

Temperatures back in to the 90°s for the third time in four days in Lincoln.  This also is the fourth day to reach 90° this year — exactly where we average as of Monday.

Heat is going to continue for southeast Nebraska.  It looks like we will reach 90° each of the next three days.  The warmest day should be Thursday afternoon where temperatures could make it in to the middle 90°s (forecasting 96° in Lincoln).  This will likely be the warmest temperature recorded in the capital city in over 9-months.

Regional Thursday Max Temperature

Medium range computer models suggest a cold front will pass through the state Friday.  There remains some question if that happens in the morning or the afternoon.  I am currently thinking it passes Friday morning.  Behind the front, “cooler” air will filter in for a couple days.  More importantly, drier air should arrive.  Long range computer models are suggesting dew point temperatures in the 40°s this weekend through the next week.  While temperatures will remain much above normal, it will at least feel a bit more comfortable with the less humid air in place.

10day Qpf Gfs Vs Euro

If your lawn needs water, keep watering.  Long range computer models are very stingy with precipitation.  As of now, Friday morning appears to be the only chance for accumulating rain through the next 7-10 days, and even Friday’s rain doesn’t look to be much.

Dma Tomorrow Evapotranspiration

This time of year around a quarter inch of water is evaporating each day from the ground.  This is when we could quickly fall behind in the precipitation department.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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