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Memorial Day celebrants should make sure they bring along rain gear and umbrellas to ceremonies.
The metro area is forecast to see showers and possibly severe thunderstorms starting this evening and going through the night.
Andy Mussoline, a meteorologist with AccuWeather, said central and eastern Nebraska will continue to see showers and thunderstorms starting early today. There should be a brief respite from the wet stuff starting around noon, but rain is predicted to return late in the day.
“There’s a chance some of those showers and thunderstorms could turn severe with strong winds later in the day,” Mussoline said. “We primarily have to worry about wind and hail, but tornadoes cannot be ruled out, and people should make a point to check the immediate forecast.”
The rest of the week also should be wet and windy, as a low-pressure system dominates the high Plains States, Mussoline said. Western Nebraska, however, should be warm and dry until possibly Wednesday.
“The best shot of staying dry in the central and eastern part of Nebraska and western Iowa is Wednesday, when it’s raining out west in Scottsbluff,” he said. “Southerly winds will be pushing storms farther north, and it just might be too hot for thunderstorms in the east.”
Temperatures all week should top out in the low 80s, Mussoline said, with the week’s high of 85 expected Wednesday in Omaha.
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