Scattered storm chance on Thursday

Storms in western Nebraska from Wednesday night weakened and pushed out of the state overnight and into Thursday morning. This leaves all of southeast Nebraska dry early Thursday with a mixture of sun and clouds.

High temperatures should manage to reach the low-80s in Lincoln. Temperatures will be a bit tricky due to a cold front that will be passing through. We’ll be cooler to the west and warmer to the east. Wildfire smoke may also filter the sunshine, which could have a cooling influence on our temperatures.

Thursday Forecast

As we enter the heating of the day, the cold front may serve as a trigger point for some shower and storm development on Thursday afternoon and evening. These will likely be scattered, so some may miss out on the rainfall. Nevertheless, these showers will be out there. We don’t expect much in the way of severe weather.

Stormcast Thursday Afternoon


Canadian wildfire smoke will continue to move into the area on Thursday. However, we may see the smoke reach ground level on Thursday.

Those to the east of the cold front will be shielded from the smoke for much of the day, including much of southeast Nebraska. Once winds shift out of the northwest, however, we may see smoke move in from north to south. The thickest smoke should reside in northern Nebraska. Needless to say, there could be some air quality concerns for anyone able to see it.

Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

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