Waning 90s; Pattern change brings rain and cooler temperatures
Temperatures topped out in the lower 90°s around southeast Nebraska Monday afternoon. Lincoln reached 93° tying the record high for the date set in 1956. Hastings made it to 94° establishing a new record for the date. The previous record was 93° set in 1956.
We’ve got one more day of 90°s coming our way Tuesday, however that should be the last 90° day for the rest of September, and perhaps the last of year.
Looking back over weather records since 1948, only 27 days after September 27 have produced a 90° temperature through the remainder of the year. That works out to just 0.3% of days. So historically, our 90° days are very limited at this point.
An area of low pressure over New Mexico is projected to move northeast over the next 36 hours, resulting in increasing clouds Tuesday and rain arriving in to the state Wednesday. A daily chance for rain will exist through Sunday morning. High temperatures will drop to below normal levels starting Thursday.
– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer