As we head into the month of June, let's see what may be in store for our weather. We kick off the month with a shot at setting a record high on Friday, June 1st. The current record in Omaha is 95 degrees, set in 1934, and 96 degrees is our current forecast high for Omaha.
While we will see a short break from the 90s through the first weekend in June, the heat will be returning quickly. On average, June is a warm month. The month's average high for Omaha is 83 degrees and the average low is 61 degrees. As for rain, the average measurement out at Eppley is 4.18 inches.
Looking ahead, the Climate Prediction Center shows Omaha staying warmer than average for the month of June. That was the case for the month of May, and that trend looks to continue.
For the precipitation outlook, we appear to stay closer to average. After rain and storm chances to start the month, we then look to see things quiet down a bit for the first full week. We need the rain though, since we are below average by 4.48 inches for the year, so we will take what we can get.
The current drought monitor shows abnormally dry conditions through southeastern Nebraska and moderate drought conditions into a few areas of south central and extreme southeastern Nebraska. Some places to both our north and south have entered the severe, extreme, and even exceptional drought categories.