Friday Forecast: Cloudy and cool to start the holiday weekend
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - As we head into the “unofficial start to summer” this weekend, the weather will remain rather cool and more reminiscent of late March to early April as opposed to late May as clouds, cooler weather, and rain chances will headline your Friday.
Clouds and perhaps some patchy light drizzle are expected to dominate eastern Nebraska as we head through Friday morning. By the afternoon we should see some clearing with skies becoming partly to mostly cloudy across the area with mainly dry conditions. The clouds will keep temperatures WELL below average for your Friday with highs only reaching up to the upper 50s to low 60s for the eastern half of the state. Warmer conditions with 60s to low 70s are expected for the west.
The weather through the holiday weekend will keep the cooler than average temperatures around with off and on rain chances through the middle of the week next week. We likely stay dry for most of the day on Saturday before rain chances begin to really pick up Saturday night into the day on Sunday and continue into Memorial Day Monday.
It won’t rain all the time - so there should be enough breaks for some outdoor activities this weekend - though again it will remain on the cool side. Heavier and more persistent rain will be possible for areas to our south, but southern Nebraska could see some decent rainfall amounts over the coming days and into early next week.
The forecast over the next week will see temperatures gradually warming from the upper 50s to low 60s over the next few days to the upper 70s to low 80s by late next week. We’ll keep some low-end rain chances in the forecast through the middle of the week next week as the upper level pattern will eventually swing around back to northwesterly flow aloft.
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