Mild conditions continue into the weekend with a big warm up on the way as we kick on Meteorological Summer next week.
Early Saturday morning, we could see some showers and an isolated thunderstorm or two move across the Sandhills, with some light rain possibly skirting by the North Platte area. Rain will push south and east and come to an end by mid-morning with the rest of our Saturday featuring partly to mostly cloudy skies. Even with the clouds, we'll still see a seasonal day with afternoon highs in the mid 70s. The clouds stick around into Sunday with a bit of a warm up as highs reach into the low and mid 80s in Greater Nebraska with some 90s in the Panhandle as a warm front begins to push into the state.
Next week, as that warm front continues to push east, we'll see widespread 90s on Monday and Tuesday. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies are expected, but with the heating of the day, we'll have a small chance for some late day showers and thunderstorms each day. Temperatures moderate somewhat on Wednesday and Thursday, but it will still be above average as highs remain in the upper 80s. Chances for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening will again be possible both days.
TONIGHT Partly cloudy with showers and storms possible, mainly north, early Saturday. Lows in the mid 50s
TOMORROW Early showers followed by partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs in the mid 70s.
SUNDAY Partly to mostly cloudy and warmer. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
MONDAY Partly cloudy and hot. Highs in the mid 90s. 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.