Weather in August
is a hot summer month in Nebraska
with soaring temperatures amid the blazing sun. The average high temperatures in the hot and humid 84°F (28.9°C) to 89°F (31.7°C) range, while the average low temperatures are between a temperate 57°F (13.9°C) to 62°F (16.7°C).
Places like Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings, and North Platte in the south-central region see ample sunshine of 10 hours with temperatures that frequently cross 100°F (37.8°C). Rainfall is in the range of 3" (76mm) to 5" (127mm) statewide, as occasional thunderstorms produce flash floods.
Few drive-in theaters remain where people can catch summer blockbusters under the open skies. Campgrounds in the state parks rarely remain vacant in the summer when the days are sunny, and the nights provide amazing stargazing opportunities on the open prairie. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, and shorts provide comfort in humid conditions. Do not forget to carry an insect repellent during the night stays in open tents. Expect Nebraska temperatures to gradually step down by the end of the summer in August.