As August begins, summer gradually starts winding down. Students will be going back to school soon, daylight hours continue to grow shorter, and temperatures slowly begin to “cool.” (Yes, it gets a little bit cooler, but August in Nebraska and Iowa can still be plenty warm, as we all know!)
On average, August is our second hottest month in Omaha. Our average afternoon high is 85 degrees and morning low is 64 degrees. Since it’s typically the second hottest month, and July is usually our hottest month, now we’re on the “downhill” slide of those afternoon highs temperatures as summer slowly comes to an end and fall will be here before we know it! During August, Omaha usually receives 3.82 inches of rain as measured out at Eppley Airfield.
Looking ahead, it appears there is a chance to see some cooler than average temperatures through the month, according to the Climate Prediction Center. This seems to be true for most of the first week in August as most of Omaha’s afternoon highs will be below the current average high of 87 degrees.
Based the on CPC’s precipitation outlook for the month, Omaha could see wetter than average conditions. It would make sense for some extra rainfall to hold our temperatures slightly on the cooler side, too. With some areas in southeastern Nebraska poised to receive an inch or two of rain within the first few days of the month, it will be easier to go above average monthly rain totals.