Similar to this time yesterday, we're currently seeing widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across our region. These storms are moving off to the southwest, which is very uncommon in our part of the country, and this is due to a combination of a weak high pressure system located over the eastern Dakotas providing light upper-level winds out of the northeast along with a surface trough located over western Nebraska providing a source of lift for these storms to initiate. The severe threat will once again remain low this evening, and these storms should wind down around sunset. A similar day is in store again tomorrow with more pop-up showers and storms expected tomorrow afternoon, but many places will stay dry for most of the day tomorrow. A brief dry period will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, but more rain chances are anticipated towards the end of the week with the best chance of rain coming late Friday and into Saturday as of now. Temperatures today have been variable in the 70s and 80s, and we'll see low temperatures tonight fall into the 50s and low 60s. With light winds and plentiful low-level moisture expected tonight, there may once again be some areas of patchy fog tonight through tomorrow morning. Temperatures will be running warm the next few days in the mid to upper 80s for most with some low 90s possible as well. With better rain chances towards the weekend, temperatures by next weekend will likely be cooler and closer to average in the upper 70s and low 80s.
Tonight: A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Then, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday: A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming east northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night: A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Then, partly cloudy, with a low around 65. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Wednesday Night: A chance of thunderstorms before midnight, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 62.
Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 89.
Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 63.
Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 84.