A third night of severe weather expected tonight heading into a nice weekend ahead

July 10, 2020 Morning Forecast
Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 9:19 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - After a second night in a row of severe weather (mainly in Lincoln and Dawson Counties), we’ll get another break today. Skies will be mostly sunny for most today. South southeast winds will increase to around 10 to 20 mph. That wind will draw heat and moisture northward into our area. Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s and lower 90s for Central and Eastern Nebraska. For the western third of the state, mid to upper 90s and lower 100s are expected with the hottest temperatures in the Panhandle. Dew points will be climbing, giving us more of a humid feel later today.

The focus tonight will be on another night of severe thunderstorms. There is still some uncertainty to exactly how this plays out and who sees the biggest impacts. Late this afternoon, thunderstorms will be firing up in South Dakota. Some isolated thunderstorms will be possible in Western Nebraska. Anything that fires up will be pushing south southeastward into the Local4 viewing area this evening and overnight tonight. There could be more than one round of thunderstorms. Initially, there is a threat of hail, possibly very large hail and isolated tornadoes. The threat will be greatest in Northern Nebraska. Eventually, the threat will turn to more in the way of damaging wind gusts. Gusts exceeding 70 mph will be possible. There is still some uncertainty to where exactly these thunderstorms will go, but chances look to be greater toward Northeast Nebraska and lower toward Southwest Nebraska.

There may be some lingering thundershowers early Saturday morning, mainly in Southeast Nebraska. Low temperatures in the morning will begin in the mid to upper 60s. Skies will be clearing up through the morning. As sunshine returns, cooler breezes out of the north northwest will cool us back a little bit from Friday. Look for afternoon highs in the mid to upper 80s and lower 90s. The warmest temperatures will be out west again.

Sunday will start off cooler in the mid to upper 50s and lower 60s. After the beautiful start, mostly sunny skies will warm us up into the mid to upper 80s in Central and Eastern Nebraska and 90s in Western Nebraska.

Temperatures heat up a little bit on Monday into the 90s for most of the area. A slight chance for thunderstorms returns Monday night as a cold front comes through. Behind that front, highs on Tuesday will be cooler in the 80s. There’s still a small chance for thunderstorms, but more than likely it’ll remain dry. A slight chance of thunderstorms remains in the forecast Tuesday night through Wednesday night. Highs on Wednesday will still mostly be in the 80s. It starts to warm up a bit again by Thursday with highs in the upper 80s and low to mid 90s.

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