Succession of cold fronts bring relief from heat and humidity

A succession of cold fronts will bring relief from heat and humidity to southeast Nebraska.

Sfc Map

The first front passed Wednesday.  As the front passed, winds shifted around to the north.  This allowed for a drop in humidity levels.  Dew points fell from Tuesday’s 70°s to the 60°s Wednesday afternoon.

Temp 2 To Dma Graf Gray

A second front will pass through the region Thursday night.  Ahead of the front showers, and thunderstorms will develop Thursday evening through early Friday morning.  Temperatures will also climb back to the lower and middle 90°s.  With the humidity factored in, the heat index will top out from the middle 90°s to middle 100°s.

7 Day Ecmwf Dew Point Meteogram

Once the front clears the area dew point temperatures are projected to be in the 50°s, allowing Friday to feel much more comfortable.

Temperatures will also be cooler behind the second cold front.  I’m not talking highs in the 70°s, but compared to recent temperatures it will be cooler as highs will be in the 80°s Friday afternoon and again Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  Humidity should also be comfortable through the weekend.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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