Nebraska can expect rainy weather this week, but repeat cancellation for Huskers unlikely

September 5, 2018

Good news for Husker Game Day this Saturday: Even with some rain in the forecast this week, conditions are lining up for the game to be a go.

“Being able to get that game in looks pretty solid,” Brett Albright, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley, said Tuesday.

Coming off the Huskers’ once-in-a-lifetime cancellation due to lightning last Saturday, this week’s forecast calls for rain throughout the work week, and maybe even a few isolated showers for this coming Saturday, Albright said.

The region’s soggy, humid conditions are being fed by tropical moisture coming up from the Gulf of Mexico, Albright said. But by Friday, a weak storm system moving in from Colorado and Wyoming will push that out.

By Saturday morning, Lincoln may have some dreary conditions, Albright said, but not the big storm that happened last Saturday. Any rain, he said, should dissipate quickly and in time for the 2:30 p.m. home game against the Colorado Buffaloes.

Nebraska has cancelled only three games in its entire football history: last Saturday versus Akron, in 1943 versus Pittsburgh because of World War II travel restrictions and in 1898 against Grinnell.

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