Welcome back to Lincoln and welcome back to the Lincoln weather!
Without wasting any of your time (I hope), let's get to an overview of what may be in store for the event this weekend.
The last thing that you want to hear when you're on that wide open concrete cornfield is that there is severe weather around, because there is absolutely no place to go. With that being said... there is a chance for severe weather for at least three of the days you'll be there. Keep in mind, these Risk areas are subject to change right now, and I think the area on Monday may be the one to really watch for. Either way, rain is in the forecast. No, it won't be rain like the rain that occurred at the Nationals last year, but rain like that isn't too far away, so we need to watch for any shifts in the central axis of rainfall. The 72 hour rainfall map is at the bottom of the post.
I'll be back with more updates, and I'll be watching the potential severe weather for you. With boring weather here in Atlanta, it will be a nice change. :-)
Here are the thoughts from the Omaha NWS office right now:
There could be lingering showers in the morning for eastern areas, but renewed shower/thunderstorm development is expected south of I80 Friday afternoon through Friday night, with rain chances across the entire area Saturday as another weak front settles southward into the region. It`s at that point that we`ll have to monitor for day-to-day rainfall south of I-80, and may eventually become concerned with saturated soils. Heaviest rains appear to continue to set up across KS/MO just south, but a few counties in southwest IA and extreme southeast NE could be at risk for flooding as well. Highs both Friday and Saturday in the upper 70's to lower 80's, above normal.
And these are the thoughts from the Storm Prediction Center
Precipitation through 8 am Sunday