Showers and thunderstorms for the morning; Another round arrives Wednesday night

A cold front is slowly moving through southeast Nebraska Wednesday morning.  It is expected to stall over southeast Nebraska.  This will provide a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

Showers are moving out of the area Wednesday morning.  We will have many dry hours this afternoon.  Skies will turn partly cloudy.  Luckily, temperatures will not be as warm as Tuesday when it reached 99° in Lincoln.  High temperatures Wednesday afternoon will be in the middle 80°s to lower 90°.

Late Wednesday afternoon a few isolated showers will be possible.  There will be a better chance for rain late Wednesday night through Thursday morning.  Computer models suggest 0.30″ to 0.80″ of rain could fall through Thursday morning.

Another round of rain will be possible late Thursday night through Friday morning.  This should start to green up lawns and cause grass to shoot up for the weekend.


The heat index reached 109° at 6 p.m. Tuesday.  Not only is this the highest of 2022 but it is the highest heat index for the city in over 11 months.  The last time it was that high was at 4 p.m. on July 29, 2021 when it reached 111°.

Out of curiosity I took a look at the highest heat index in the capital city since 2010.  It reached an incredible 128° at 7 p.m. on July 10, 2011.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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