OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - After some morning sunshine clouds quickly rolled in early this afternoon, with a few showers and thunderstorms mainly across southeast Nebraska and southern Iowa. The clouds and showers kept temperatures in the 70s, and now we are seeing readings fall into the 60s this evening. A few additional thunderstorms may develop across the area this evening, but no severe weather is expected. Some isolated heavier downpours and cloud to ground lightning will be the main threats with any storms that develop. Showers and storms will wind down by Midnight, with conditions drying out by Sunday morning. Much cooler air will move in overnight, with lows falling to around 52 in the metro. Colder conditions are expected north of the metro, where temperatures may fall into the upper 40s.
Cloudy skies and cooler conditions are expected for most of the day Sunday. The clouds and gusty northwest winds will keep temperatures in the 50s for most of the morning, with afternoon highs only climbing to around 60 in the metro. That will be around 15 degrees cooler than normal. Aside from an isolated shower in the morning, we should be dry for most of the day.
Monday will start off dry and cool with temperatures in the lower 40s. Cloudy skies are expected once again, with highs only in the lower 60s. Rain chances will increase by the evening, especially west of the metro. Rain and storms then overspread the region during the overnight, with showers and thunderstorms lasting into much of the day Tuesday. Some heavy rainfall is possible, with anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain possible. With the rain expected for much of the day Tuesday, highs will once again be in the 60s.
Drier weather will temporarily return for Wednesday with highs back into the mid and upper 70s. More chances for showers and storms enter the forecast for Thursday and Friday. Additional rainfall at the end of the week may push rainfall totals across the area into the 5 to 7 inch range, which will create some flooding concerns, and will only prolong flooding along the Missouri River south of Omaha.