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A Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms is Forecast

Scattered thunderstorms, a few of which could produce hail, locally damaging wind, and a couple tornadoes, will occur from southern South Dakota southward across the eastern half of Nebraska into northern Kansas. Fire danger remains high across the Pacific Northwest, with areas of poor air quality.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lincoln, Lincoln Municipal Airport (KLNK)

Lat: 40.83°NLon: 96.76°WElev: 1214ft.

Fair

79°F

26°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed SE 13 mph
Barometer 29.89 in (1011.1 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Heat Index81°F (27°C)
Last update 27 Aug 6:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Lincoln NE

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 9pm and 4am.  Cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 68 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then a slight chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 10 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 81 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Patchy fog after 4am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 60 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind around 6 mph.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. East wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

    Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

    Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 70 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 9pm and 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 68. South southeast wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then a slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 10 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.
Saturday
Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind around 6 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62. East wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 89.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 91.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 70.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 90.
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Point Forecast:
Lincoln NE
 40.79°N 96.68°W (Elev. 1201 ft)
7:05 pm CDT Aug 27, 2015
7pm CDT Aug 27, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 3, 2015
 
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