Lincoln's weather records date back to 1887 - 134 years ago. It's not often that we manage to accomplish something for the first time in that set of records, but we've managed to do it this June. Through the first 15 days of the month, 13 of them have managed to reach the 90s, something NEVER done before in Lincoln's recorded weather history.
You may or may not have noticed, but so far in 2020 the weather has been pretty quiet, especially when it comes to severe weather. This holds true not only for the United States as a whole, but in particular for Nebraska where severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings in 2020 are near record lows.
The weather pattern leading up to and into Memorial Day weekend is expected to be a wet one across the state, especially for the eastern parts of the state as an upper level trough is forecast to slowly make it's way across the plains.
Over the past week to 10 days, the weather pattern has favored cooler than average temperatures, with little to no severe weather. That will be changing later this week as the upper level pattern shifts to a more westerly and southwesterly flow aloft, bringing back warmer temperatures, more moisture, and more chances for severe weather - the first of which will come on Wednesday.
Much of the next week across the state - and across the eastern two thirds of the country - will be highlighted be below average temperatures as an upper level trough will envelop much of the central and eastern sections of the country.