WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016 by BRANDON RECTOR
Wednesday night looks to be clear with pleasant conditions. Lows tonight should be in the low to mid 40s with light north-northeast winds becoming west.
An upper level high pressure ridge will be in control over the area Thursday and Friday. Both days look to be mostly sunny with temperatures above average for this time of the year. It could be a bit breezy on Friday.
The storm system heading our way for this weekend will be a slow mover. We will have rain chances for five days due to the speed of the system. Those chances begin Saturday and will continue into next Wednesday. The greatest chance for showers and thunderstorms at this time looks to be Sunday (Mother's Day) and Monday. There could be some severe thunderstorms in Southwest Nebraska Saturday. On Sunday, that severe weather threat could expand over more of Nebraska. Stay tuned to the latest forecast over the coming days as the severe weather possibility becomes a little clearer. Due to more clouds and rain, temperatures will be cooler this weekend and early next week compared to the warm Friday that is expected.