NBC5 Forecast: Still warm through the weekend

Posted October 07, 2017

Mild autumn weather continues on Friday with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid-upper 70s.

On Friday, the sky will be cloudy in the morning but the sun will break through. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible. Wind: NE 5-10 miles per hour.

Saturday - Mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms with a 40% chance of rainfall. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 78 and a south wind of 9 to 13 miles per hour. West wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. Temperatures drop into the mid-60s tonight and it is partly cloudy. Winds will remain out of the south at 5-10 miles per hour and there will be isolated rain chances for western portions of the Big Country.

Tonight: Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms likely before 11 p.m., then a chance of showers.

The National Weather Service office in Valley, Nebraska, said rainfall could increase to possibly 3 inches in the metro area through today.

SATURDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Cloudy, with a high near 77. Low: 55. High: 80. Winds: S 5-10 miles per hour. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Sunday night, showers and possibly a thunder. Showers are predicted for Columbus Day.

The best chance for some steady rain will be on Monday or Tuesday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Nate head in our direction. Cloudy, with a low around 63. Winds will be southerly up to around 15 miles per hour. Southwest wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Westerly winds around 5 mph.Note: Computer model precision diminishes the further into the week the forecast projects. South/southwest winds 5-10 miles per hour.