Cooler temperatures likely over the weekend and into next week

Record heat possible today

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with showers and storms possible again.

Tuesday is anticipated to be partly sunny in the day and mostly cloudy at night with respective temperatures in the high 60s and low 50s.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered storms possible towards morning.

View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post headquarters. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.

Be prepared to knock out the outdoor chores today before a chance of additional wet weather in the Council Bluffs-Omaha area returns to the forecast.

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Temperatures will be cooler ahead of the front in the mid to upper 70s. Our rain chances will increase through the day so that by the time the awards ceremony takes place at 4 there will be a number of showers and storms to deal with. The severe threat will end by Sunday night as the cold front moves away from our region. Some areas could be hit with multiple bands of showers throughout the night causing flooding. It's hard to say if today will be totally dry, but I don't think any showers that might pop up will be significant. Enjoy one more day of summer-like heat! Winds will be light, coming from the south and later southeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Tonight, we'll watch the activity out west move slowly towards the coastline.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Light east and northeast winds continue.

If you plan on heading to PNC Park or downtown to watch the Penguins game on the big screen, keep an eye to the sky. For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock. Fortunately, we experienced a much quieter Sunday morning. Locals know the "wedge" (of colder air banked up against the mountains to the west) is hard to escape from. Wind: E 5-10 miles per hour. Maybe a few breaks?

The chance for showers and storms drops to 50 percent Saturday night, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 50, then 20 percent Sunday, with mostly cloudy skies, a high near 59 and west winds at 10 to 15 miles per hour.

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