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Lincoln could see 1-2 inches of rain tonight; slight risk for severe weather
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Lincoln could see 1-2 inches of rain tonight; slight risk for severe weather

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The area is usually a desert, but a nearby storm changed all that. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.

The first four weeks of August were hot and mostly dry, but the month is ending on a significantly different note.

Lincoln saw 1.12 inches of rain Sunday morning and a high of only 80 degrees, and significantly more rain is in the forecast.

The National Weather Service is forecasting the possibility of anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of rain Monday night into Tuesday.

The weather service said storms are most likely early Tuesday morning, around 4 a.m. or after, although there is a slight chance they could occur earlier, most likely in north-central and northeast Nebraska.

While heavy rain and some localized flash flooding is the biggest threat, the Lincoln area and much of eastern Nebraska is in a slight risk for severe weather, with high winds and hail possible.

If the rain does materialize, it could make August the first month since March with above-average rainfall in Lincoln.

Highs are forecast to only be in the low 80s Monday and Tuesday before rebounding to the upper 80s on Wednesday and around 90 on Thursday.

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Reach the writer at 402-473-2647 or molberding@journalstar.com.

On Twitter @LincolnBizBuzz.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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