Record-high temperatures scorched the Memorial Day holiday weekend, with Auburn’s high of 101 degrees on Saturday eclipsing a mark set 92 years ago.
Records were also expected to fall on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Valley.
Omaha’s temperature hit the century mark Saturday afternoon. The previous record high in the city for May 26, set in 1926, was 97.
Van DeWald, lead meteorologist with the weather service, said that Sunday’s forecast high in Omaha of 97 would also set a record. In 2012, the thermometer hit 94.
Record highs were also established Saturday in Omaha, Lincoln and Norfolk.
Omaha’s temperature hit the century mark at 3:20 p.m. Saturday. The previous record high in the city for May 26, set in 1912, was 96.
Lincoln’s high of 99 bettered a record set in 1912.
In Norfolk, the temperature was 97 degrees, besting a mark set in 1914, according to the weather service.
Wahoo hit the 100-degree mark for the second-straight day on Saturday.