Small rain chances to close out the week
Thursday was another hot one in Southeast Nebraska – Thursday’s high temperature in Lincoln was 100°. The humidity was a factor yet again, making it feel several degrees hotter on Thursday afternoon. Dry conditions prevailed across Southeast Nebraska on Thursday, but some may see rain starting Friday and lasting into the weekend.
As of Thursday evening, storms are firing in the western and central parts of the state. The general trend is for these storms to remain north and west of Lincoln throughout Thursday evening. We will not rule out a few of these storms for the Tri-Cities.
The storms that do form have the potential to be on the strong to severe side. Damaging winds and hail would be the main concerns. Again, the storms should remain north and west of Lincoln for the most part on Thursday evening. Stormcast shows this well.
Skies should remain mostly clear overnight Thursday and into Friday morning for Lincoln. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few morning showers in Southeast Nebraska, but these will be isolated in nature. In other words, these showers will be very hit-or-miss, likely more miss than hit. Lows on Friday morning will be near 76°.
Friday features mostly clear to partly cloudy skies. Aside from the isolated morning showers, we’re mostly dry. There is another opportunity to see a few more isolated to scattered storms Friday afternoon and evening. Again, these will be hit-or-miss. There is no guarantee that anyone in Southeast Nebraska will see rain on Friday.
Friday still features hot and muggy air – a high temperature near 97°.
Saturday will be another hot one, but our next disturbance arrives sometime late Saturday and into early Sunday. This gives us another chance to see some scattered showers, and
will drop high temperatures back into the 80s on Sunday.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron