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Flash flooding possible for parts of Upper Midwest

A slow-moving weather system progressing from the northern Plains to the Great Lakes will bring excessive rainfall and a risk of flash flooding to portions of the Upper Midwest on Friday. The heaviest rainfall is expected from central Iowa northeastward across southeastern Minn. and into Wisc. Rainfall totals of 1-2 inches, with locally-higher amounts, are possible through Saturday morning.
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WFO Omaha, NE Local Forecast Office

This
Afternoon

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Thunderstorms
Likely

High: 81 °F

Tonight

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Thunderstorms

Low: 61 °F

Saturday

Patchy Fog

Patchy
Fog

High: 84 °F

Saturday
Night

Mostly Clear

Mostly
Clear

Low: 65 °F

Sunday

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Thunderstorms
Likely

High: 87 °F

Sunday
Night

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Thunderstorms
Likely

Low: 59 °F

Labor
Day

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 79 °F

Monday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 59 °F

Tuesday

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 82 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • This Afternoon Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 4pm and 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. West northwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North northwest wind around 7 mph becoming southwest in the evening. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Saturday Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
  • Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 65. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph.
  • Sunday Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Sunday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Labor Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
  • Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.