Drought officially ends in Lincoln County, more rain on the way

Published 12:44 pm Thursday, February 15, 2024

BROOKHAVEN — Lincoln County is officially out of a drought according to the US National Drought Monitor in Lincoln, Nebraska. According to the National Weather Service office in Jackson, nearly 5 inches of rain have fallen this February and 12.57 inches of rain have fallen since January 1, 2024.

For the third weekend in a row, sunny skies during the week will be followed by rain over the weekend. Friday is forecast to have a chance of rain.

NWS Jackson forecasts a 20 percent chance of rain Friday with wind gusts reaching 20 mph out of the south. The high will be 67 tomorrow while the low will drop to 40 Friday night.

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The greatest chance of rain is Friday night with a 60 percent chance. Rain is likely between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. while showers could come after 4 a.m. Saturday. The high Saturday is 46 with a 20 percent chance of rain until noon.

Saturday night’s low will drop all the way down to 30 degrees. Sounds like a good night for chili or soup.

Sunday is forecast to be sunny with the high reaching 56. Monday, or President’s Day, will reach a high of 64. Tuesday will reach a high of 69 and Wednesday will reach a high of 74.