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Yes, it might be a little cooler, but the heat and humidity will still be quite unpleasant today

August 25, 2021 Morning Forecast
Published: Aug. 25, 2021 at 8:41 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2021 at 9:40 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A cold front that passed through the area last night and early this morning has stalled out over southeast portions of the area. While a little cooler today, it will become quite humid this afternoon, so it will still feel rather unpleasant. High temperatures today will range from the low/mid 80s northwest to the mid 90s southeast. Heat index values will still exceed 100° in our southeast. There are still a few thunderstorms over Southeast Nebraska near and just ahead of the cold front. Meanwhile, just behind the front it is fairly sunny. Then there are some low stratus clouds for northern and western parts of the viewing area with communities like McCook, Kearney, Grand Island, and Columbus right on the edge of those clouds. As the rest of the day goes on, those low clouds will gradually clear up, paving the way toward partly to mostly sunny skies. Tonight, some new thunderstorms will develop as the previously mentioned cold front lifts back north as a warm front. The best chance for these showers and thunderstorms will be across Western and Northern Nebraska. It will be just a slight chance for the Tri-Cities. Isolated severe storms will be possible. Low temperature tonight will range from the lower 60s northwest to the mid 70s southeast.

Some showers and thunderstorms will still be possible on Thursday for Northern and possibly Western Nebraska. These same areas will continue to see a chance into Thursday night. The chance is lower, but possible in the Tri-Cities. This looks like a decent chance for severe storms with the chances greater the farther northwest you go in our area. Meanwhile, expect a hotter day on Thursday with the cold front stalling out somewhere in Northern Nebraska. There may be some that see highs in the mid to upper 80s up north. The rest of the area will return to highs in the 90s with 100° possible near the Nebraska/Kansas border and southward. Tomorrow night will be quite warm with lows ranging from the lower 60s northwest to the upper 70s southeast.

With the boundary still remaining there area, there will be a slight chance of additional thunderstorms on Friday. Meanwhile, another hot one is expected with highs in the low to mid 90s for much of the area. A cold front will begin to push through on Saturday, giving the area a wide range in temperatures. Highs will be anywhere from the low/mid 80s in the northwest to the mid 90s in the south and east. During the afternoon and continuing into Saturday night, showers and thunderstorms are expected to fire up along that front. This could end out being much of the areas best chance for rain in the days ahead.

There may be a lingering thundershower Sunday morning, but much of the day should be dry. It’ll be a bit cooler with highs mostly in the low to mid 80s The cold front that brought the cooldown to the area will begin to help warm things up early next week as it lifts back to the north as a warm front. Highs on Monday return to the mid 80s to mid 90s from east to west. There will be a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms. High temperatures on Tuesday will range from the upper 80s east to the upper 90s west. The next cooldown may not arrive until the very end of next week.

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