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Severe weather returns to forecast Wednesday

Published: Jul. 7, 2020 at 9:50 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Wednesday will be somewhat of a repeat of today as high temperatures climb back into the 90s ahead of a cold front. Winds will again be breezy out of the south. Late in the afternoon, a cold front will be pushing into the Sandhills of Nebraska. Along that front, thunderstorms will begin to develop and will advances southeastward through the evening hours.

Storms should last through at least midnight, but should be out of the area well before sunrise on Thursday. Severe weather is likely for a good part of Central and Eastern Nebraska as well as Northern Kansas. Initially, large hail and possible some isolated tornadoes will be possible. Damaging winds gusts will become a bigger threat as individual storms merge into one or two lines of thunderstorms. There could also be some areas of heavier rainfall. It has been rather dry area, so flooding may not be a widespread issue. But some localize flooding may be possible. For most, this will be a much needed rainfall.

Thursday will be just a little bit cooler than Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures in the morning will start off in the 60s. It’ll warm into the mid to upper 80s and lower 90s. There may be a few clouds around mixed with sunshine. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Some severe weather will be possible again across parts of Central and Eastern Nebraska.

Friday will feature a small chance for rain and thunderstorms both before sunrise, then again in the evening. Otherwise expect highs ranging from the mid 80s and upper 90s. The coolest temperatures will be in the northeast with the hottest temperatures in the southwest. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature very similar high temperatures. Saturday will have another chance for showers and thunderstorms. Sunday mostly likely will be dry. Temperatures look just a bit hotter for Monday with mostly sunny skies. We’ll see highs from near 90° northeast to near 100° out west.

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