Today's post will be a little different, as we can now start to get a little more specific with temps and precip.
Let's start with the latest Area Forecast Discussion by the Omaha NWS forecast office:
.LONG TERM...(SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY)
Man... that sounds good. I remember a few years ago when it got to 104F at the Lincoln airport one day, talking about brutal. It was fun watching Jeff Kiesel in the grid trying to catch raindrops with his mouth though... :-) Luckily, it appears that those temps will not be an issue for us this year.
The Omaha NWS office is trending lower on the temps than the GFS model right now, so what I'm going to display here is a meteogram from the NCEP EKDMOS Version 2 Downscaled [2.5-km] Ensembles. It appears to have a better handle on the situation than the operational models.
Bring some warm clothes. While it's not going to be cold, it will be chilly in the mornings, especially on Thursday and Friday.
Ensemble Temperature Meteogram
You can see from the CFSv2 that the surface temperatures will trend below normal for the period from September 6 through September 11th in Nebraska, but close to normal for the tip of the state where Lincoln is located.
CFSv2 Temperature Anomaly from 09/06 to 09/11
We're almost in the window where we can start to pinpoint the timing of any precip and where it may fall. As soon as we get a little closer, I'll start to discuss that. I know that matters more than temps to most people.
Rainfall totals through Sunday night @ 8 PM.
Here are a few images from the 12Z GFS that shows the timing of the precip... again, this is one model and this will change.
Official NWS Forecast