THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017 by TRAVIS KLANECKY
Some showers remain this morning in Southeast Nebraska. The rest are socked under cloud cover to begin the day. The rain will clear out by this afternoon in Southeast Nebraska. Meanwhile, areas mainly west of highway 183 (Bassett to Ansley to Holdrege to Phillipsburg) will see decreasing clouds. East of there, clouds will likely hold through the day. Under the clouds, look for highs to only reach the mid to upper 40s. To the west of there, highs will reach the low to mid 50s. North winds will start the breezy at 15 to 25 mph, but relax to 5 to 15 mph later in the day.
Clouds will fill in for everybody overnight tonight with the best chance of developing fog in western parts of the viewing area. Other areas may see some light fog. The only chance of rain late tonight or early tomorrow will be in the far west. The rest of us will remain under mainly cloudy skies for Friday. The best chance of sunshine will be in Eastern Nebraska. Look for highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s...warmer to the east.
The next storm system to bring us rain will enter the picture late Friday night. Rain chance start out west in the evening and spread into Central Nebraska after midnight. Showers will overspread the area during the day Saturday and continue into Saturday night. Highs on Saturday will likely remain in the 40s because of the clouds and rain.
The rain may linger into Sunday morning, mainly to the east. Otherwise, drying conditions and a little bit of sunshine will help temperatures push into the mid to upper 50s.
With partly cloudy skies on Monday, it should be one of the nicest days in our forecast. Highs will reach the low to mid 60s.
Another storm system brings in a slight chance of rain by late Monday night. Rain is more likely by Tuesday and Tuesday night. This time, thunderstorms are also possible with more instability in the area. Making the call on whether or not we will have to deal with severe weather is still a difficult one this far out. Showers could linger into Wednesday. Strong winds are anticipated both Tuesday and Wednesday. High temperatures on Tuesday will depend on the timing of this system. It's looking like 50s and 60s for now. Wednesday will likely be cooler with 40s and 50s.