Two more days of the heat, cooler temperatures over the weekend

July 29, 2021 Morning Forecast
Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 8:17 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 7:36 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The cold front will slowly push south before stalling out in Southern Nebraska on today. Expect cooler temperatures in the north, but not in the south. Highs today will range from the upper 80s north to around 100° in the southwest. Either side of the front, dew points will still be quite high. Heat index values across the south still could get as high as 107° Thursday afternoon. The cold front may trigger some isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening across Southern Nebraska and Northern Kansas. After sundown, many of the storms will weaken and fade away. Meanwhile, new showers and thunderstorms will get going late night into early tomorrow morning in North Central and Northeast Nebraska.

The stalled out front in Southern Nebraska tonight will begin to lift north as a warm front tomorrow. This leads to the biggest change to the forecast as a larger part of the area may experience another day of heat. High temperatures on Friday will range from the lower 80s northeast to around 100° southwest. The Tri-Cities now look to get into the lower 90s. It’ll also be humid, so another day of high heat index values of 105 or higher will be possible in the southwest. Friday and Friday evening, the best chance for showers and thunderstorms for any one area will occur. It currently looks like the best chance will be to the north and northeast of the Tri-Cities. Some severe storms will be possible. The best chance for showers and thunderstorms in the Tri-Cities will come Friday night (especially late) as they shift southward. That said, there is not guarantee that they will make their way that far south before they diminish Saturday morning.

With more clouds on Saturday, this may be the coolest day for a majority of the area with highs in the upper 70s and low to mid 80s. It will still remain muggy. The last of the rain chances will shift south of our area Saturday night into Sunday. Most of Sunday and Monday will likely be dry. High temperatures will remain just a bit below average in the low to mid 80s. Temperatures will remain similar on Tuesday and Wednesday, although there is an outside chance for a shower and thunderstorm.

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