The sun decided to say hello on this Saturday! More breaks in the clouds today allowed temperatures to rise into the middle 60s in southeast Nebraska. The cool spots resided farther west towards Broken Bow. More clouds and a few spotty showers limited temperatures to the upper 50s and low 60s for highs there.
Enjoy the dry weather, because Saturday is our last relatively dry day. Rain chances start increasing for Sunday. Rain will move in late Saturday night in the southwestern portion of the state. A rumble of thunder is not out of the question there. Rain will continue to advance eastward, arriving in Lincoln tomorrow morning. Rain gear may be handy if you’re heading out to any Sunday services!
The rain sticks around through the afternoon, beginning to taper off in the late afternoon and evening hours. Even then, a spotty shower is still possible. Highs Sunday should be in the lower 60s.
Another round of rain is still possible for Memorial Day. How much rain we see ultimately depends on the exact track of the storm system, but my thinking is that the bulk of the rain will fall the farther south you are. Some models are wetter than others but many seem to have at least some rain in the Lincoln area during the morning on Memorial Day, with rain exiting during by the afternoon. So Memorial Day may not be a total washout…stay tuned as we refine the forecast! Highs on Monday should top out in the upper 60s to low 70s.
-Meteorologist Malcolm Byron