Pleasant weather remains; Another storm chance Thursday
Wednesday features sunny skies from start to finish, although the sky will likely take on a hazy appearance. This is due to smoke from Canadian wildfires blowing into the area. The smoke will remain high in the sky on Wednesday, so you probably won’t smell it. That may change on Thursday, however.
It’s shaping up to be another nice day weather-wise. We’ll have lots of sunshine, no wind, and no humidity. On top of that, we’ll see temperatures rising into the middle-80s during the afternoon.
While eastern Nebraska stays completely dry on Wednesday, we will be watching some afternoon storm development in western Nebraska. There is a Level 1/5 risk for severe storms in that direction. All that means is that an isolated storm or two might be on the stronger side, likely borderline severe on a day like this. Any severe weather chance drops off after sunset.
However, remnant showers and storms will push into central Nebraska overnight Wednesday. By Thursday morning, some spotty showers can’t be ruled out in central and eastern Nebraska. As things heat up on Thursday, more scattered storm development will be possible in eastern sections of the state.
Severe weather doesn’t appear to be a huge issue on Thursday as of now. These storms will also be scattered, so it likely won’t be raining at every point.
Behind this wave of low pressure, we’ll cool off for Friday. We expect a high in the low-70s to close out the workweek. It’s a short-lived drop in temperatures, as they’ll progressively warm over the weekend.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron