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Nebraska can expect rainy weather this week

September 7, 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 because of 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 Colorado.

Keith Mann, a spokesman for the NU athletic department, said in an email that the department is monitoring the weather in advance of Saturday’s game, as it does with any of its outdoor competitions.

“The current forecast shows a chance for showers, but no storms, but obviously we will continue to monitor that as the week progresses.”

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