OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - We did it! Thursday’s official high temperature for Omaha was 95°. Our previous record high for May 16th was 93° set in the 1940s.
We’re going to warm things up once again this afternoon, but shouldn’t break the record high of 93°. Temperatures will likely warm into the upper-80s near 90° later today, with conditions becoming muggier as well.
Early this morning, we are tracking scattered thunderstorms, so be sure to grab the umbrella before you head out the door! Severe weather is not expected this morning, but localized heavy rainfall and frequent lightning are possible with the storms.
Rain chances decrease by mid to late morning, with partly sunny to partly cloudy skies taking hold this afternoon. Winds will increase by the afternoon and evening, with southerly gusts up to 35 mph.
The main severe weather threat this evening and tonight looks to stay to our west and northwest, in central and north central Nebraska. We could still see some scattered storms locally overnight, but a widespread severe threat is not expected.
A few lingering thundershowers are possible Saturday morning. By mid-afternoon, storms will roll through – mainly along and east of the Missouri River. Here, isolated strong to severe storms are possible. Highs Saturday will top out in the low-80s.
We’ll see another wave of rain overnight Saturday into early Sunday morning, before we dry out and cool down Sunday afternoon. Highs on Sunday and Monday just in the 60s.