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.