Friday Forecast: Turning hot and humid for Friday and into the weekend
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - If you’ve been missing the summer heat, your wait is over as temperatures are expected to reach into the 90s for much, if not all, of the next week.
On the outset of this forecast discussion, an important reminder that as temperatures heat up this summer to NEVER leave children or pets unattended in locked vehicles, even in the shade! As temperatures climb into the 90s outside, they climb even higher inside your vehicle and can become deadly after just a few minutes. Unfortunately, every year we hear stories of children or pets who have succumbed to heat related illnesses after being left in locked vehicles and all of these deaths are preventable.
Look for sunny skies across the state for your Friday with temperatures rising into the lower and middle 90s by this afternoon for most of 10/11 Country. There could be a few locations across the far northern parts of the state near the South Dakota border that reach into the middle and upper 90s.
With plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures, lots of folks will be heading outside today, but don’t forget the sunscreen. The UV index for the day on Friday is expected to be very high, meaning sunburn can occur in just 15 to 25 minutes. If you’re planning on spending an extended period of time outside on Friday, also please make sure to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Also make sure to take some breaks inside and spend time in the shade when you can.
Temperatures will remain into the lower 90s for both Saturday and Sunday with mainly dry weather continuing for Lincoln and eastern Nebraska. There will be a weak front that sweeps through the area Sunday and into Monday which could bring in some spotty showers or t’storms across the state, but the chance for Lincoln and eastern Nebraska is quite small. Slightly higher rain chances are expected through a good portion of next week as a system tries to slide north out of the Southern Plains.
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