Weekend Forecast: A stormy start to your weekend...but plenty to like...
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - This upcoming weekend has the potential to be a really good one - maybe even a top 10 weekend if the forecast can break our way on a couple of things. You’ll want to get out and enjoy it because the weather looks to warm up early next week with unsettled weather looming for late next week and potentially into next weekend.
Areas of fog...along with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will lead off your weekend Saturday morning...followed by much nicer weather later Saturday afternoon and evening...and a very pleasant Sunday. An isolated strong-to-severe thunderstorm will be possible Saturday afternoon over portions of southeast Nebraska as a disturbance slides through the area. Behind that low pressure wave we look for high pressure to build in...that clears our skies later on Saturday and Saturday night and brings us plenty of sunshine on Sunday.
The Husker gameday forecast calls for tailgating temperatures in the mid 70s to around 80° with a kickoff temperature in the mid 70s at 6 PM. Skies should be mainly clear through the game with a northerly breeze at about 5 to 15 MPH.
Low temperatures into Saturday morning will range from the lower 40s in the west to the mid to upper 50s in the east.
Afternoon highs on Saturday should be very comfortable and fairly seasonal for mid-September. Look for temperatures to peak in the mid to upper 70s to right around 80°.
Lows into Sunday morning will be a bit cooler, with temperatures falling into the 40s statewide. It should be a cool, crisp Sunday morning.
Temperatures on Sunday should remain fairly seasonal for eastern Nebraska thanks to another weak cold front passing through the area. Temperatures should hold in the mid to upper 70s. Warmer weather is expected for the west with highs reaching the low to mid 80s.
The extended forecast offers us above average temperatures to start the week next week with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 80s for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Temperatures cool back a bit on Thursday, falling to the low 80s, with highs in the mid to upper 70s by next Friday. Rain chances will be off and on over the next week - but keep an eye on late next week and potentially into next weekend as longer range models are advertising a more significant, wetter system moving through the area that could bring in several inches of rain to the region.
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