A cold front is moving through the region bringing in cooler air and lower humidity for the end of the work week. It will also allow for the possibility of thunderstorms to develop late Thursday night in to Friday morning.
The surface cold front has already passed through southeast Nebraska. Drier air is in the process of moving in to the Channel 8 viewing area. Places in northern Nebraska already have dropped in to the 40°s. That is MUCH more comfortable air moving south through the state!
Before the lower humidity/cooler air infiltrates, a few thunderstorms may develop Thursday night. There is a small amount of instability in the atmosphere a few thousand feet above the ground. This could allow for rain. The best chance for this will likely be along Highway 136 and areas south – south of Lincoln – to the Nebraska/Kansas state line.
As for timing, the window for this to happen will be after midnight, ending by 7 a.m. Friday.
Temperature wise, highs will drop back to the lower and middle 80°s Friday with partly cloudy skies.
– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer
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