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Friday Forecast: Turning hot and humid for Friday and into the weekend

Published: Jun. 4, 2021 at 3:41 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 12:25 PM CDT
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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.

With summer-like temperatures returning, it's important to remember not to leave children or...
With summer-like temperatures returning, it's important to remember not to leave children or pets in locked vehicles as temperatures can become dangerously hot in just minutes.(KOLN)

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.

Temperatures should reach the lower 90s for most of the state by Friday afternoon.
Temperatures should reach the lower 90s for most of the state by Friday afternoon.(KOLN)

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.

Sunny skies are forecast for Friday and with a very high UV index, it won't take long for...
Sunny skies are forecast for Friday and with a very high UV index, it won't take long for sunburn to set in.(KOLN)

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.

Our first prolonged stretch of summer heat is expected over the next week with afternoon highs...
Our first prolonged stretch of summer heat is expected over the next week with afternoon highs in the lower 90s over then next 7 days.(KOLN)

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