FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019 LOCAL4CAST by TRAVIS KLANECKY
Cloudy skies are expected again today for a large part of the area. Outside of a stray shower or thunderstorm, a large part of the area will remain dry. Any storms that were to develop would be slow-moving and could produce some locally heavy rainfall. An isolated severe thunderstorm would be possible. Because of the clouds, we'll see highs in the mid to upper 70s. There could be some lower 80s in Eastern Nebraska where some sun could come out.
More showers and thunderstorms are expected Friday night into Saturday morning. The better chance will be for areas west of the Tri-Cities. Some severe storms will be possible. Lows will fall back into the 60s.
We'll maintain a decent chance for showers and thunderstorms on Saturday. Cloudy skies will keep tempeatures in the 70s, but a few locations may struggle to get above 70°.
A chance for showers and thunderstorms continues Saturday night and Sunday. The chances do look lower on Sunday though and it's possible that we do see a little more sunshine. Highs on Sunday will still mostly reach the upper 70s and lower 80s, although it could be warmer out west.
A cold front Sunday night into Monday morning will bring yet another chance for showers and thunderstorms. Cooler air will also return as most of us will be back into the 70s on Monday.
The chance for rain is fairly low Monday night through Thursday. I did include a slight chance later Tuesday night into Wednesday That said, the cooler air mass will stay in place as we continue to see highs in the 70s. With more clear skies and lower dew points, lows will be able to fall into the 50s more often. It looks like by the final two days of August next Friday and Saturday, many of us could struggle to get above 70°.