HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) – As of this morning, there have been a few isolated showers and thunderstorms that have developed in areas to the southwest of the Tri-Cities. While the threat of severe weather is not terribly high this morning, more showers and thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon in parts of the area. Of the thunderstorm chances this afternoon, the chance will be greatest for areas north of Interstate 80. While severe weather is possible with the initial thunderstorms this morning, there will be a slightly better chance this afternoon. The best opportunity may come tonight when more showers and thunderstorms occur in parts of the area and move to the east or southeast. Some of these could last until 2 or 3 am tomorrow before leaving the area. With any severe storm today, the biggest threat will be large hail 1-2 inches in diameter and damaging 60+ mph wind gusts. There is a small chance of an isolated tornado, but the threat is fairly limited. As for today’s high temperatures, the warmer temperatures in the mid-80s will be mostly in western Nebraska and southeastern Nebraska. The cooler 70s, including some of the lower 70s, will be to the north. Overnight lows tonight will dip back into the middle of the upper 50 and lower 60.
Some low clouds and potentially fog may hang over parts of central and eastern Nebraska tomorrow morning with a little more sunshine mixed in out west. In the afternoon, a little more sun can reach the area. Temperatures will mostly peak from the upper 70s in the east to the upper 80s in the west.
This weekend, the real heat starts to build up in the area again. Saturday’s high temperatures will warm between the upper 80 degrees in the northeast and the upper 90 degrees in the southwest. They will be almost the same on Sunday. Over the weekend, there will be a few slight chances of thunderstorms, mostly at night. Monday will be a very hot day with highs around 95° north to around 105° southwest. It will be scorching hot throughout the area and humidity will be quite high over eastern Nebraska.
A temporary chill is coming Tuesday and Wednesday with a cold front passing through the area. Tuesday’s highs will range from around the 80s northwest to the mid 90s southeast. Wednesday’s highs will range from the upper 70s in the north to the upper 80s in the south. On Tuesday night and Tuesday night, the cold front could trigger some showers and thunderstorms for the area. After Wednesday the heat returns for the end of the week and next weekend. Highs will be back in the 90s with some places going over 100° at times.
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