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Thursday Forecast: Heat and humidity continue

Published: Aug. 19, 2021 at 7:48 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2021 at 12:32 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Warm and muggy conditions continue on Thursday and even on Friday for eastern Nebraska. A cold front as well as an upper level lower pressure system will begin to move into western Nebraska late this afternoon and evening triggering thunderstorms, some of which could be severe. Scattered thunderstorms will then move into central Nebraska around midnight and possibly move into eastern Nebraska early Friday morning. Severe thunderstorms will be possible Friday afternoon and evening as the complex storm system moves through eastern Nebraska.

Scattered severe thunderstorms will be possible late this afternoon and evening in central and...
Scattered severe thunderstorms will be possible late this afternoon and evening in central and western Nebraska. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats. A few tornadoes possible.(1011 Weather)

Mostly to partly sunny, hot and humid again for the Lincoln area Thursday afternoon. Highs will be around 90 with a southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. A few isolated showers or t’storms will be possible in eastern Nebraska late this afternoon and evening.

It will continue to be warm to hot and humid.
It will continue to be warm to hot and humid.(1011 Weather)

Partly cloudy skies for tonight with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible well after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s.

Lows will be on the warm side Thursday night into Friday morning, especially in eastern Nebraska.
Lows will be on the warm side Thursday night into Friday morning, especially in eastern Nebraska.(1011 Weather)

Severe weather will be possible in central and eastern Nebraska Friday afternoon and evening. The main hazards will be large hail and damaging winds, however, a few tornadoes will be possible.

Scattered severe thunderstorms possible Friday afternoon and evening in eastern Nebraska.
Scattered severe thunderstorms possible Friday afternoon and evening in eastern Nebraska.(1011 Weather)

It will still be warm and muggy on Friday for the Lincoln area with the high in the upper 80s. A few morning thunderstorms will be possible, but the better chance for thunderstorms will be late in the afternoon and evening.

Still warm and humid in central and eastern Nebraska. Cooler in western Nebraska.
Still warm and humid in central and eastern Nebraska. Cooler in western Nebraska.(1011 Weather)

Saturday will be partly to mostly sunny, cooler and less humid. Highs in the lower 80s.

Cooler and less humid for Saturday.
Cooler and less humid for Saturday.(1011 Weather)

It will continue to be humid on Thursday and Friday for the Lincoln area. We will have relief from the humidity on Saturday but, higher dew points return on Sunday with the muggy weather continuing into next week.

A brief break from the humidity on Saturday.
A brief break from the humidity on Saturday.(1011 Weather)

Warmer temperatures return the area on Sunday with hot and muggy conditions on Monday and Tuesday with isolated thunderstorms possible.

After a brief cool down on Saturday, hot and humid conditions return Sunday and continue into...
After a brief cool down on Saturday, hot and humid conditions return Sunday and continue into early next week.(1011 Weather)

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