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Cold front to bring relief to the area

July 14, 2020 Morning Forecast
Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 8:46 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A cold front will slowly advance southward through the area through the day today. Behind it, temperatures will get no warmer than the low to mid 70s. Ahead of the front, temperatures will initially rise until the front passes through. Once it does, temperatures will begin to fall as clouds get thicker and winds increase out of the north northeast at 10 to 20 mph. Actual high temperatures will range from the lower 70s up north to near 90 in the south, but in reality, many will hit their peak temperature just before the cold front passes through. For the Tri-Cities, temperatures will climb to between the upper 70s and upper 80s depending on the timing of the cold front. Hastings will be the warmest and Kearney will likely be the coolest. In addition to extra clouds passing through, isolated showers and weak thunderstorms will be possible.

The cold front will continue to progress southeastward and out of the area tonight. Behind the front, the chance for showers and thunderstorms will increase, especially after midnight. The chance for severe storms remains relatively low with the far southeast part of the Local4 viewing being the main area with a chance. Low temperatures tonight will fall back into the mid to upper 50s and lower 60s.

Clouds and some showers and isolated thunderstorms may linger into the first half of the day Wednesday. As an area of high pressure builds in, sunshine will become more abundant in the afternoon. Look for high temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s. With mostly clear to partly cloudy skies, Wednesday night’s temperatures will fall back into the mid to upper 50s and lower 60s.

Thursday we will see a transition back to hotter weather to end the week. High temperatures will range from the mid 80s northeast to the mid 90s west. There will be a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening.

Friday through Sunday will be a hot three day stretch of weather. Friday will be a dry day with partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs will mostly be in the 90s with the warmest temperatures in the west. Saturday will be a mostly sunny day with a very small chance of thunderstorms Saturday evening. This should be the hottest day of the forecast with highs in the mid to upper 90s and lower 100s. Heat index values could approach or exceed 105°. Sunday will still be hot ahead on the next cold front. Mostly will still get highs in the 90s to near 100°. It cold be a bit cooler in Northern Nebraska depending on the timing of the cold front. A chance for showers and thunderstorms returns Sunday afternoon and evening. Monday will be cooler behind the front with highs mostly in the 80s. A small chance for showers and thunderstorms remains in the forecast.

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