Warmer weekend; rain possible

Sunshine is on the way, at least for a part of the weekend.  It will be nice to see the bright object in the sky, as Lincoln hasn’t seen much of the sun since the first day of May.

I say for “part of the weekend,” which is pointed at Saturday morning.  Clouds will start to increase Saturday afternoon, becoming partly to mostly cloudy by Saturday evening.

Temperatures will respond accordingly.  Highs should be able to make it into the lower and middle 70s in southeast Nebraska.

However, it isn’t all sunshine and warm temperatures for Saturday.  Winds will increase through the morning and into the afternoon, gusting to 30 mph out of the south/southeast.


Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop over western Nebraska on Saturday evening/night and move eastward.

As the line moves east, it should decrease in intensity.  Once it reaches the eastern third of Nebraska. it should just be rain with an embedded thunderstorm.

Expect the rain to arrive pre-dawn Sunday morning.  I will keep rain chances up through mid-morning Sunday.

A warm front will begin to lift into the state – from the south – Sunday afternoon and evening.  Along the front, a few spotty showers could pop, but there should be many dry hours Sunday afternoon.

Temperatures will be in the middle to upper 70s on Sunday afternoon.

Once the warm front passes Sunday night, warm and more humid air will begin to move into southeast Nebraska for next week.  The week should definitely have more of a summer feel.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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