Forecast for Central and Eastern Nebraska

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014

A warm front will lift north towards South Dakota with a weak cold front/surface trough sliding slowly to the east across Nebraska. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible through the morning.

The weak cold front should linger in the area Thursday bringing us a chance for more showers and thunderstorms. While rain will be possible in the morning, the better chance should be in the evening. An isolated strong or severe storm is possible.

An unsettled weather pattern is expected to continue through the end of the week. Occasional disturbances and fronts will bring us more chances of showers and thunderstorms. No day is expected to be a washout.

Hot and humid conditions will likely remain through Saturday before we start cooling down during the second half of the weekend and into next week.

DAY PLANNER:

9:00 AM: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Temperature, 76 to 80. Southwest winds at 5 to 15 mph with higher gusts possible.

NOON: Partly to mostly cloudy. A 20% chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms. Temperature, 84 to 88. Southwest winds at 5 to 15 mph.

3:00 PM: Partly to mostly cloudy and hot. Temperature, 91 to 96. South winds at 10 to 15 mph.

6:00 PM: Partly to mostly cloudy. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Temperature, 88 to 92. Southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.

9:00 PM: Partly to mostly cloudy. Temperature, 82 to 86. Southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.

EARLY THIS MORNING: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in eastern Nebraska. Temperatures, 60s in the west and 70s & 80s in the east. Variable winds at 5 to 15 mph.

TODAY: Partly sunny, hot, humid and breezy. Slight chance of a thunderstorm early in the morning and then late in the afternoon. Highs in the low to mid 90s. South-southwest winds at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. South winds at 5 to 15 mph.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny, hot and humid again. 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms early, then a 40% chance late in the afternoon and into the evening. Highs in the upper 80 to mid 90s. East-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny early. Increasing clouds with showers and thunderstorms possible in the evening. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. South-southwest winds at 10 to 20 mph.

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