Increasing temperatures through weekend

Summer heat returns

Summer heat returns

The heat continues into Sunday as temperatures rise even higher, reaching into the low-90s with a heat index in the mid-90s.

As spring approaches its final full week, the tri-state is bracing for several days of summer-like temperatures that may include scattered showers and a possible heat wave. Both days will be dry and sun-filled.In fact, our next chance at rain won't arrive until Wednesday, so our lush landscapes might lose some color through this weekend's heat wave.

Gusty south-southwest winds are expected to usher in hot and slightly more humid air this weekend in the Omaha area, forecasters say.

Tonight, it will be mostly clear with a low of 61, according to the weather service, with a south wind of 3 to 6 miles per hour.

Mostly sunny skies are expected Friday afternoon, with highs hovering around 80 in the city and upper 70s in the suburbs, and a chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm looming. A south wind will be around 10 miles per hour.

With our cool, wet weather finally over, it's time to start talking about a heat wave. It will be breezy, with a south wind of 11 to 20 miles per hour, gusting as high as 30 miles per hour. Saturday night's low will be just 75.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

The Chicago Cubs play a series of afternoon games Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Wrigley Field.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 73, according to the weather service. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

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