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The Sioux Empire is in for another day of soaking rain as we go into the middle of the week! Hard to believe that we are in the middle of August and just a couple of days away from the solar eclipse but we are! So what can we expect for the rest of the week leading up to the solar eclipse? It looks as though we could be dodging some afternoon showers on the day of the solar eclipse unfortunately.
A low pressure system continues to move out of the forecast area but before it does, it'll bring another round of soaking rain to central and eastern parts of the Sioux Empire. Already parts of Nebraska have picked up nearly an inch if not more near the Creighton/ONeill and highway 20 area which is some great news. That's where we find a small part of severe drought conditions as well as moderate drought conditions. Thankfully, we'll continue to see the chance for rain throughout the day as this low pressure system exits, dropping an additional half an inch in some spots or more depending on if you're underneath a heavier shower/storm for longer.
Once this low pressure system exits, drier air will follow behind it and start to clear out the skies in time for Thursday. We'll see another round of rain Thursday night into Friday but the chances should taper off going into the rest of the weekend. Monday is the Solar Eclipse and it looks like eastern parts, for now, of the forecast area could have a harder time seeing the event due to cloud cover as well as the chance for afternoon showers/storms. It is still far away so there is still a chance that the forecast could change for better or worse.
High temperatures today will climb into the 70s and 80s with rain throughout the day; there will be late day clearing beginning to occur across the MRV and will continue to move eastward throughout the night which means by Thursday, we'll see clear skies.