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No showers forecast for Lincoln area at time of kickoff, National Weather Service says

September 8, 2018

UPDATE as of 10 a.m.: There are no showers forecast for the Lincoln area this afternoon, Hallie Bova, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the Valley says.

“Right now, we’re looking at clouds throughout the day, with it clearing up this afternoon,” Bova said.

There will be some precipitation, but it is projected to be south of the Lincoln area, closer to the border, she said.

At the time of the 2:30 p.m. Colorado-Nebraska kickoff there will be around 60 to 70 percent relative humidity and zero precipitation.

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Saturday’s weather for the Husker game against Colorado should be much different from what the area experienced last weekend.

No thunderstorms, lightning or heavy rains are in the forecast for the Lincoln area on Saturday afternoon, said Katie Gross, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Valley.

“It looks like we’ll have a few showers in the area (Saturday) morning, but by game time, it should be pretty dry,” she said.

The Nebraska-Akron football game, which began after 7 p.m. last Saturday, was halted after the kickoff because of lightning. Thousands of fans stayed in Memorial Stadium in case play resumed, but high winds accompanying the storm prompted officials to call for the evacuation of the stadium about 9:10 p.m. Officials finally announced the cancellation of the game just before 10:30 p.m.

Saturday’s temperatures across eastern Nebraska should be in the low 70s, Gross said. Skies during the first part of the game, which is set to begin at 2:30 p.m., should be cloudy, she said, and should be partly cloudy toward the end.

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