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Friday Forecast: Isolated afternoon showers and t’storms

Published: May. 13, 2021 at 4:30 PM CDT|Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 11:52 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Trying to “time” the best precipitation chances with a northwest flow aloft can be a bit of a fool’s errand for meteorologists...but our daily rain chances over the next week also include many dry hours as well...

A series of disturbances will continue to rotate through the region as an upper-level trough of low pressure heads our way from the western US. A frontal boundary is also expected to stall near the Nebraska-Kansas border...with impulses riding along this boundary and producing periods of showers and thunderstorms over the next several days. The exact location of the aforementioned front will have a significant impact on who sees the best chance for more widespread rain...as well as the heavier rainfall totals. With that being said...we expect that each day through the weekend will also include dry periods. Temperatures for both highs and lows should range close-to-average for the rest of the week and through the weekend...with highs 65-to-75°...and lows 45-to-55° across 10-11 Country. The severe weather threat through the weekend looks marginal at this time...and more likely to occur in western and central Nebraska than in the Lincoln area...but we will keep an eye on it and keep you updated if things change.

Your Lincoln Forecast...

FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Variable clouds with a 30% chance for scattered showers and possible a few thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Becoming mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for more showers and thunderstorms. Southeast winds of 5 to 15 mph. Lows in the lower 50s.

SATURDAY: Variable cloudiness with a 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the morning...and again in the late-afternoon and evening. East winds of 5 to 15 mph. Highs in the lower 70s.

SUNDAY: Variable clouds and a continued 50% chance for showers and t’storms. Highs in the lower 70s.

High temperatures on Friday will be near the daily average.
High temperatures on Friday will be near the daily average.(1011 Weather Team)
Best chance for rain will be late on Saturday into Sunday morning.
Best chance for rain will be late on Saturday into Sunday morning.(1011 Weather Team)
Hit and miss showers and t'storms over the next three days.
Hit and miss showers and t'storms over the next three days.(1011 Weather Team)

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