Thursday Forecast: A “slightly” better chance for some much-needed rain...

Thursday Afternoon Forecast
Published: May. 24, 2023 at 3:19 PM CDT|Updated: May. 25, 2023 at 11:21 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - As we get closer to the “unofficial” start of summer and the Memorial Day holiday weekend...a summer-like weather pattern is already here...

Mild-to-warm temperatures and “spotty” precipitation chances will highlight your forecasts over the coming days. While rainfall with this weather pattern is NOT expected to be widespread or all that significant in most locations...we will maintain at least “small” precipitation chances almost every day through Memorial Day Monday. There will be some “exceptions” to the aforementioned weather scenario...including a much better chance for periods of showers-and-thunderstorms in western and central Nebraska according to the latest weather models. Eastern Nebraska...including the much less likely to see these “rainy periods”...but small precipitation chances will be included in most of our daily forecasts. Thursday looks like the “best” chance for some scattered showers-and-thunderstorms around here...but that “chance” is still just 30%.

Skycast - 8pm Wednesday
Skycast - 8pm Wednesday(KOLN)
Skycast - 8pm Thursday
Skycast - 8pm Thursday(KOLN)
Skycast - 8pm Friday
Skycast - 8pm Friday(KOLN)
Skycast - 8pm Saturday
Skycast - 8pm Saturday(KOLN)
Skycast - 8pm Sunday
Skycast - 8pm Sunday(KOLN)
Skycast - 8pm Monday
Skycast - 8pm Monday(KOLN)

At this point...the severe weather threat through Friday looks low...but beyond that into the weekend, conditions will need to be monitored by those with outdoor plans like golfing.

Severe Weather Outlook - Wednesday
Severe Weather Outlook - Wednesday(KOLN)
Severe Weather Outlook - Wednesday
Severe Weather Outlook - Wednesday(KOLN)
Severe Weather Outlook - Friday
Severe Weather Outlook - Friday(KOLN)

A mild-to-warm temperature regime will remain firmly entrenched across 10-11 Country over the next several days...with daytime highs expected to reach the 70s and 80s. The cooler readings will be found over western Nebraska where the better rain chances and more persistent cloud cover will be found. Parts of eastern Nebraska may even “threaten” 90° a time or two by Sunday-Monday. Overnight lows should remain seasonably mild as well...mainly in the 50s-to-lower 60s.

Highs On Thursday
Highs On Thursday(KOLN)
Highs On Friday
Highs On Friday(KOLN)
Highs On Saturday
Highs On Saturday(KOLN)
Highs On Sunday
Highs On Sunday(KOLN)
Highs On Monday
Highs On Monday(KOLN)

As we peer down the forecast road beyond the conditions are not expected to change all that much. Our latest 7-Day Outlook will continue to advertise seasonably warm temperatures and occasional shower-and-thunderstorm “chances” that remain unimpressive to this forecaster. The 8-to-14 Day Temperature Outlook continues to give most of Nebraska a “better-than-average chance” for ABOVE NORMAL readings for the first week of June...and the 8-to-14 Day Precipitation Outlook continues to indicate that the most likely area to see ABOVE NORMAL rainfall will be in the west.

7-Day Outlook
7-Day Outlook(KOLN)
8-to-14 Day Temperature Outlook
8-to-14 Day Temperature Outlook(KOLN)
8-to-14 Day Precipitation Outlook
8-to-14 Day Precipitation Outlook(KOLN)