David’s Evening Forecast - Hottest weather in years for Thursday

Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 4:54 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - It’s all about the heat this week, and the hottest weather is still to come! Temperatures today warmed back into the middle and upper 90s around the metro. We’ve seen more humidity today than yesterday, which has pushed our heat index to around 100 degrees at times. The heat and humidity will stick around through the evening, with temperatures only cooling into the middle 80s by 10pm. Only slight relief is expected overnight with a low around 75.

Heat Advisory Thursday
Heat Advisory Thursday(WOWT)

Some of the most intense heat we have seen in several years is expected on Thursday. A Heat Advisory has been issued for much of the area from 1pm to 8pm Thursday. After starting in the middle 70s, we will quickly heat up into the middle 90s by the lunch hour. High temperatures will likely top out near 104 or 105 degrees in the metro, breaking the previous record high set back in 1918. On top of that, if we hit 104 degrees, that would be the hottest Omaha temperature since July of 2012. Expect more humidity in the air tomorrow as well, which could push the heat index as high as 110 degrees for parts of the metro during the late afternoon and evening. Make sure to take appropriate steps to stay cool if you will be outdoors for extended periods of time.

Thursday Heat Index Forecast
Thursday Heat Index Forecast(WOWT)

The extreme heat will thankfully only last for a day, with highs dropping back into the middle 90s for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The “cooldown” will come with a slight chance for a few storms Thursday night into Friday, though rain coverage does not look very impressive at the moment. High temperatures may try to jump back into the upper 90s on Sunday. A more significant cooldown will arrive by Monday with highs potentially dropping into the upper 70s to low 80s. A few storms may accompany the cooldown Sunday night into Monday.

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