Warmer Tuesday; End of week storm chances west
In Nebraska’s history, we remember the Hallam tornado that happened on this day, 19 years ago. A more detailed account of this event can be found below:
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A very similar stretch of days continued on Monday, with temperatures in the 80s and pleasant weather overall. Winds have remained light for the most part and we haven’t reached the point as we near summer where humidity is of concern! Temperatures this evening will drop below 80° once the sun goes down, with a few clouds here and there overnight.
Lows by Tuesday morning will be around the middle 50s for a typical May night/morning.
We’ve been saying it for a bit now, but Tuesday will be another “copy and paste” kind of day with sunny skies and warm temperatures. We’ll likely experience daytime highs a touch warmer than Monday, nearing the middle 80s for another above-average day. Usually temperatures, according to climatology, are in the upper 70s at this time of year.
A look at the forecasted highs for southeast Nebraska shows temperatures closer to normal near the Tri-Cities, getting warmer as you go east closer to Lincoln. Winds, yet again, will be on the calmer side of things at 5-10 mph out of the southeast.
Eyeing potential storm development later in the week, models keep most of the rain and the activity in the western half. It is still a ways out to know finer details at this point, but there’s a scattered, small chance to see something on Thursday closer to home before better chances through Memorial weekend out west.
Heading toward Memorial Day, temperatures look to cooperate for many to kick off pool season!
Meteorologist Jessica Blum