Stormy, smokey weather expected into Saturday
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The atmosphere right now is a wet sponge and Mother Nature will try and wring it out across parts of the state tonight and into Saturday morning. Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flood Watches are in place across parts of central and eastern Nebraska into Saturday morning as overnight storms could not only produce some areas of heavy rain, but also some severe hail and severe wind gusts.
By Saturday afternoon, we should see clearing skies with mainly dry weather. It will continue to be quite smokey across the state as winds turn to the north and northeast behind a stationary boundary that will finally drop south through the state. Like Friday, we could continue to see some areas of reduced visibility and reduced air quality on Saturday afternoon. Any rain we do see though should help to “clean” the atmosphere of the smoke that’s out there now.
Temperatures should be cooler into the weekend with highs mainly in the lower to middle 80s for both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will likely remain a bit humid and again a bit smokey. Sunday should see lower dew points as a drier air mass filters into the area behind another weak front that is progged to move through the area Saturday night.
Temperatures should hold in the lower to middle 80s for the start of next week with temperatures warming back to the upper 80s to near 90° by late next week. Mainly dry weather is forecast for Sunday and into early next week as well, with some small rain chances returning for the second half of the week.
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