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Heat making its return, but won’t be as bad as last week

June 22, 2021 Morning Forecast
Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 8:07 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 8:09 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Under mainly sunny skies, south southwest winds will increase Tuesday, getting up to around 12 to 22 mph with gusts to 30 mph. This will quickly return some heat to the area. Highs temperatures will range from the upper 80s east to the mid 90s west. Later in the afternoon and into the evening, a few showers and thunderstorms may fire up in Northeast and East Central Nebraska, then push south southeastward through the eastern part of the state. Some severe storms will be possible with large hail and damaging wind gusts the main threats. The chance around the Tri-Cities is fairly low.

Even more heat builds in for Wednesday as temperatures top out between 94° and 103°. The warmest temperatures will be in the west. There will be a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. Severe weather will be possible with large hail and damaging wind gusts the threats. Another fairly hot day is expected ahead of an approaching cold front on Thursday. We’ll see temperatures return to the low to mid 90s. There will be some 80s in the northwest as the front approaches. The timing of the cold front will determine how our thunderstorm chances play out between Thursday afternoon through Friday night. These look like some of our better chances for the area that may come in one or multiple rounds. Severe weather is likely, but it is too soon to determine where the best chance or chances would be. There will also likely be some pockets of heavier rain, but again, it is too early too determine the where the better chances will be.

Friday is shaping up to be a cooler day with a continued chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be anywhere from the lower 70s northwest to the mid 80s southeast. There will still be a slight chance for rain and thunderstorms Friday night into Saturday. For Sunday and Monday, the chances are much lower. Enjoyable temperatures are likely through the weekend with some warming early next week. Highs on Saturday will mainly be in the mid to upper 70s and lower 80s. Highs on Sunday will be a touch warmer in the upper 70s and low to mid 80s. More in the way of mid 80s are possible on Monday.

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