Temperatures will be above normal over the next few days in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area as a warm spell is forecast to continue.

Also, there will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms Thursday into Thursday night, with strong to severe storms possible in some locations.

Eppley Airfield's high Wednesday was 92, one degree from tying the record mark for May 23 established in 1939. Thursday's record high is 99 degrees, also set in 1939.

The normal high temperature for May in Omaha is 75 degrees and the normal overnight low is 50.

The National Weather Service office in Valley said the forecast for Thursday in the Omaha area called for a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon, partly sunny skies and a high in the upper 80s.

Thursday night, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with a low in the mid- to upper 60s.

The weather service said there is a marginal risk for  severe weather Thursday and Thursday night for most of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa, including Omaha, the Bluffs, Beatrice, Nebraska City, Columbus and Norfolk.

There is a slight risk for severe weather for Lincoln and Fairbury and locations to the southwest.

Severe weather can include strong winds, heavy rain, hail and an occasional isolated tornado.

The weather service said Friday through Monday should be mostly sunny and mainly dry with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Overnight lows will be in the mid- to upper 60s.

There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday and Monday nights.

A few Memorial Day statistics for Omaha, according to the weather service: Record high, 103 degrees, set in 1934; lowest high, 53, 1992; lowest low, 41, 1992; record rainfall, 3.31 inches, 1961.

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