A cold front has moved through the area, shifting winds around to the north/northwest and temperatures have been dropping through the afternoon. Lincoln was able to make it up to 79° before the front passed.
This evening we’re watching an area of low pressure in Colorado that is aiding in the development of thunderstorms in northeast Colorado. Thunderstorms are projected to move northeast in to southwest Nebraska this evening. Some of these storms will be strong to severe. The main threat will be large hail.
Storms will continue to move east/northeast through the night – reaching Kearney, Grand Island, and Hastings between 10 p.m. and midnight. The storms will have be capable of producing hail and strong winds.
The majority of thunderstorms should pass north of Lincoln tonight, however high-resolution computer models suggest a few storms developing along the Kansas/Nebraska state line near Hebron, moving northeast. This would bring a few storms through the Lincoln area between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. I am not expecting any of these storms to be severe.
Skies will remain mainly cloudy for Wednesday. Scattered showers will be possible, especially during the morning. With clouds, showers, and northerly winds temperatures will struggle to get out of the middle 60°s.
We are still anticipating warmer temperatures as we get to the end of the work week and going in to the weekend. Highs should be in the middle/upper 70°s Friday. Climbing to the middle/upper 80°s Saturday and middle 80°s Sunday.could occur Sunday afternoon or evening.
– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer