Friday night will be partly cloudy, warm and breezy. There is a very small chance of rain in South Central Nebraska. A better chance for showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast for North Central and Western Nebraska. A few strong to severe storms are possible. Lows in the upper 60s to low 70s with south winds at 10 to 20 mph expected.
A cold front will very slowly move across the area this weekend and Monday. On Saturday, there is a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms in South Central Nebraska. The eastern part of the state will likely be dry while those in North Central and Western Nebraska are likely to see rain. Showers and thunderstorms look to remain likely in North Central and Western Nebraska Sunday. The chance for rain will increase through the day Sunday in South Central Nebraska with showers and thunderstorms becoming likely by Sunday night. In the eastern part of the state, the chance for rain is small until late Sunday night. Showers and thunderstorms are likely in Central and Eastern Nebraska Monday with just a chance expected in the western part of the state. Highs on Saturday for most will be in the mid 80s to around 90. By Sunday, highs look to be in the upper 60s to upper 70s for most. Highs on Monday should be in the 60s for many locations. The weekend and Monday are expected to be breezy too.
Some lingering rain is possible in Central and Eastern Nebraska through the first half of Tuesday. Highs will be in the 60s with breezy conditions. When all is said and done Tuesday afternoon, widespread 1 to 3" rainfall amounts are likely across much of Nebraska with isolated higher amounts possible.
Wednesday and Thursday look to be mostly sunny and dry with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. A small chance of rain returns Friday with highs in the mid 60s to around 70.