Below-normal temperatures and rain in mid-August? We'll take it.
Rain that began overnight in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa was expected to taper off later Thursday morning, said Dave Pearson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Valley, Neb. But showers could redevelop later in the day after a break around noon.
And more rain could redevelop again tonight, he said.
“It's been a nice rain,'' Pearson said. “It's not really an August day (Thursday), but I don't think anybody will complain.''
Thursday's high temperature should reach the low 70s, Pearson said.
Normal weather for August: Temperatures in the mid-80s and dry conditions.
Pearson said the main thrust of the overnight rains that should be out of eastern Nebraska by late Thursday morning will move into western Iowa, where they could strengthen.
He said parts of the Omaha area had received around one inch of rain by 5:30 a.m. Thursday. Unofficial totals from eastern Nebraska included: Eppley Airfield, 1 inch; Blair, 1.20 inches; and Tekamah, 2-plus inches, he said.
High temps Friday should climb to the mid- to upper 70s, he said, and reach the 80s Saturday and Sunday.
No additional rain is in the forecast after tonight, he said.