Warm welcome to Memorial weekend
Especially near the airport, Lincoln did not see a whole ton of rain from Thursday’s showers and storms. On the other hand, as expected, some higher totals were seen in some spots lucky enough to get caught under the storms.
Through Friday morning, an impressive storm system was bringing extreme rainfall rates to southwest Nebraska. Flash Flood Warnings were issued for spots that saw over 5″ of rain through a short amount of time. That same system will track a touch east before it lifts north through the afternoon. Largely expecting to see these storms stay between North Platte and Grand Island, shoving a bit more cloud cover our way by the afternoon.
Highs on Friday will be nearing the middle 80s again with a decent breeze out of the southeast still. Gusts will be around 25 mph through the afternoon.
Besides a mix of sun and clouds on Friday, all there is to talk about is more warm weather on the way. But this time, it comes and stays for the holiday weekend and in time for the start of pool season. Temperatures will be in the middle and upper 80s this weekend with plenty of sun.
Beyond Memorial weekend, temperatures look to remain on the higher end of average for some time. We’ll be pushing for the 90s next week, and our current pattern shows warm weather for quite some time.
With a blocking pattern aloft, we’re stuck under these conditions until it can be broken down. If you’re ready for more of a summer feel, this one’s for you! Happy Memorial weekend!
Meteorologist Jessica Blum