Trending drier Friday afternoon; Isolated overnight storms possible

Rain overspread much of southeast Nebraska on Friday morning. The majority of the rain fell south of I-80 throughout the early morning hours, and some light rain was able to clip the capital city as well.

Throughout the morning, we cannot rule out a few isolated showers. It’s a good idea to take the rain gear with you, especially if you live south of I-80.

For the afternoon, we expect conditions to trend drier. The chance for rain is not necessarily zero, but it is significantly lower during the afternoon. We expect highs in the middle to upper-80s near Lincoln, with warmer air likely to the west. It will be a breezy and humid afternoon.

Friday Forecast

While much of the afternoon should be dry, storm chances do increase for the evening and overnight hours. By late afternoon and early evening, we expect storms to develop in the Panhandle and northwestern part of the state. This will track to the east as the night wears on, arriving in central Nebraska during the late evening.

Stormcast Late Friday

Lincoln may get through the evening completely dry, but some isolated storms are possible overnight and into Saturday morning. The higher storm chances will be north of I-80 and into northeastern Nebraska overnight Friday.

Stormcast Friday Night

Friday night’s storms may be on the stronger side in a few locations. As expected, Lincoln has been taken out of the “slight” risk for severe weather. The higher severe weather chances will be to the northwest in the central part of the state.

Severe Weather Outlook

The overall severe weather potential lowers after nightfall, although a few storms may be able to flare up.

A cold front passes on Saturday. As a result, temperatures will cool and we may see a few isolated morning showers in southeast Nebraska. We trend drier throughout the day on Saturday and turn completely dry on Sunday. Sunday looks like a gorgeous day with highs in the upper-70s and low-80s along with low humidity.

Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

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