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Lincoln, southeast Nebraska in excessive heat warning

Lincoln, southeast Nebraska in excessive heat warning

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The heat will be short lived, but it is intense.

As of 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the Lincoln and Omaha areas were in an excessive heat warning.

At 3 p.m., the temperature in Lincoln was 94 with a heat index of 109. The National Weather Service said the heat index could rise to as high as 115.

Lincoln and much of southeast Nebraska had been in a heat advisory Tuesday that was scheduled to last until 9 p.m.

The good news is that the stifling heat won't stick around. Storms are forecast for Tuesday night, Wednesday and Thursday, with a chance of 1-2 inches of rain or more in the Lincoln area.

The storms will bring much cooler temperatures, with a high of only 81 forecast for Wednesday and 79 on Thursday.

Lincoln officials reminded residents that the Belmont Recreation Center and most of the Lincoln City Library branches will be open until 8 p.m. during the heat warning for those needing to cool off. 

Aging Partners has fans available for adults age 60 and older. Call: 402-441-8815.

 

 

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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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