The heat and humidity make a triumphant return
All good things must come to an end – including the lovely weather Saturday featured. High temperatures reached the upper 80s to near 90 for many locations in Southeast Nebraska. On top of that, the humidity made a triumphant return!
The warmer temperatures and more humid air allowed for storm chances. On early Sunday evening, storms fired in the southwest corner of the state. These storms produced large hail and strong winds in the southwestern portion of Nebraska.
Radar imagery at around 11 PM Sunday still shows some storm activity in southern Nebraska. These storms are oriented in an east-to-west line and are moving off to the east – this is posing a flooding threat for some. These storms will continue to push eastward throughout Sunday evening.
The general trend on radar imagery is for these storms to reside south of I-80. I want to emphasize that not everyone will experience rainfall on Sunday evening – especially Lincoln.
As we head into the overnight hours on Sunday, the storms should start to weaken. While the severe weather potential should wane overnight Sunday and into Monday, a few storms may be strong overnight.
We won’t rule out an overnight or Monday morning shower for Lincoln – but know that rain is by no means a guarantee in Lincoln! We’re otherwise dry overnight and Monday morning for Lincoln with some clouds overhead. Low temperatures will be near 70°.
Monday will feature more hit-or-miss storms during the day – likely more miss than hit. Just know that a few scattered storms are possible, but most of the day will be largely dry. It’ll be hot and humid, a high near 96°.
Factoring in the humidity with temperatures on Monday and Tuesday, the heat index – or the “feels like” temperature – may exceed 100° during the afternoon. We’ll keep high temperatures in the 90s for now through Friday, along with small daily rain chances.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron