OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Clouds and a few showers moved through the area this morning, slowing down our warm up just a bit. The rain dried up quickly by the lunch hour, but the clouds have stuck around into the evening. Temperatures still warmed into the upper 80s to around 90. Heat index readings have been sitting in the low to mid 90s around the area. We'll stay very warm and humid this evening, with temperatures only slowly dropping after sunset. Overnight, mild and humid conditions are expected with lows in the mid 70s.
Temperatures continue their slow climb on Sunday, with highs topping out in the low 90s around the metro. Humidity levels will also continue to creep up, which will push heat index readings into the middle and upper 90s. As we head into next week, no indication of any break in the heat any time soon. Temperatures warm one or two degrees each day, reaching the mid to upper 90s by Wednesday or Thursday. Humidity levels will remain high as well, which will likely result in heat index readings of 100 to 110. The long stretch of above normal heat will increase the risk for heat illnesses like heat exhaustion or heat stroke, so appropriate precautions should be taken to keep yourself cool and hydrated over the next week.