Severe storms are possible Friday evening through Saturday evening as widespread heat returns for the weekend.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to develop across western Nebraska and possibly move eastward during the evening and overnight, eventually moving toward Lincoln between midnight and 3 a.m. Keep that sunscreen and water bottles nearby in the mid-90s this weekend and early next week too.

The Storm Prediction Center currently has a slight risk from the Panhandle to the vicinity of the Tri-Cities area. Destructive winds of up to 75 mph are the main concern, although large hail and an isolated tornado are also possible.

Thunderstorms will develop over western Nebraska this evening and move eastward through the night.(KOLN)

This complex of storms is expected to move across the state throughout the night, weakening as it enters the central and especially eastern portions of the state. However, Lincoln is still at marginal risk and gusty winds remain possible overnight.

Tomorrow we expect temperatures to increase as a warm front moves into the region. Combined with increased humidity and unstable air, another round of severe weather is possible. Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are possible in the afternoon and evening. A slight risk currently exists in eastern Nebraska.

Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to develop Saturday afternoon across eastern Nebraska.(KOLN)

Highs are expected to climb into the mid 80s to low 90s Saturday.

Mid 80s to low 90s expected.(KOLN)

We expect dry weather for Sunday, although an isolated shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out. There is a marginal risk of severe weather in northern parts of the state.

Isolated severe thunderstorms could develop in northern Nebraska on Sunday.(KOLN)

Meanwhile, Sunday’s temperatures could be the hottest this year so far, with temperatures above 90 degrees in the capital. Much cooler conditions arrive in northern and western Nebraska.

80s to upper 90s possible.(KOLN)

The long-term forecast also remains hot and windy. The windiest conditions arrive Monday and continue through Tuesday. The highs will eventually calm down mid-week, but the risk of storms will persist.

Temperatures are warming again with unsettled weather likely.(KOLN)

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