One more day of heat; A push of cooler air soon to arrive
Aside from a few very isolated showers mainly north of I-80 on Friday morning, the rest of the day was mostly sunny and dry.
We expect mostly clear and dry conditions Friday night and into Saturday morning. Low temperatures on Saturday morning sit in the middle-70s near Lincoln.
For the day on Saturday, we expect lots of sunshine for most of the day. We also continue the streak of hot weather. Highs may surpass the 100° mark for many locations in southeast Nebraska. It will also be a breezy afternoon with southwesterly winds gusting upwards of 35 mph at times.
Factor in the humidity, and the heat index will be several degrees warmer on Saturday afternoon. During peak heating, we could be talking about heat indices in the ballpark of 105°-110°. A Heat Advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday for all of southeast Nebraska.
While we expect dry conditions for much of Saturday, a cold front will be passing through the state. We may see some storm development along this front on Saturday afternoon in central Nebraska. These will move eastward, with scattered showers becoming possible in southeast Nebraska through Saturday evening.
Saturday’s cold front will hold true to its name, with significantly cooler temperatures on the way for Sunday and beyond. We’re talking high temperatures in the 80s on Sunday, and perhaps the 70s on Monday.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron