Monday Forecast: Turning the humidity back up!
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - After some overnight rain and morning cloud cover held back temperatures again on Sunday, the going forecast has more hazy sunshine in it as we start the work week on Monday. Temperatures again should try and reach the lower to middle 90s and after seeing a less humid day on Sunday, we’ll see a return to more sticky conditions as we start the week.
Into the day on Monday, sunny to mostly sunny skies are expected through the balance of the day.
Temperatures on Monday should return to the lower and middle 90s across the state by the afternoon. Dew point temperatures are forecast to jump back into the upper 60s for much of central and eastern Nebraska as well, and when factored in could push feels like temperatures into the upper 90s at times on Monday afternoon.
Temperatures will be even hotter on Tuesday and Wednesday as a dome of high pressure builds into the area. Look for highs WELL into the 90s and 100s for both Tuesday and Wednesday across the state.
Making matters even worse will be the dew points in the 60s and 70s both Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon which will push heat index values for central and eastern Nebraska to between 100° and 110° at times.
If you have outdoor plans on Monday - or really any day over the next week - make sure you are taking care of yourself by drinking plenty of water, limiting your time outside, taking breaks inside, wearing long-sleeve and light-colored clothing, and by making sure to eat properly as well. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion can set in quite quickly with conditions as hot and humid as they’ll be over the coming days. Also don’t forget to make sure you take care of your pets - if it’s hot for us, it’s hot for them too! Lastly, please make sure you look before you lock! NEVER leave anyone - including your pets - in locked vehicles when it is this hot outside. Heat stroke and death can occur in just minutes as temperatures inside your vehicle will come deadly in just minutes!
The extended forecast offers us a little relief by the end of the week as a weak cool front backs into the area. It will bring us some rain chances Thursday and into the second half of the week, but it will cool temperatures back a bit into the lower 90s by late this week.
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