Changing the forecast for today to include a chance of rain and cooler temperatures

August 4, 2020 Morning Forecast
Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 9:22 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Some scattered showers and thunderstorms that moved into North Central Nebraska earlier this morning will continue to push south southeast through Central Nebraska through the day. While not severe, there have been some stronger storms will some hail. There have also been periods of heavy rain over brief amounts of time. The extra clouds and showers will keep temperatures down. In Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas temperatures may only top out in the upper 60s and low to mid 70s. Farther east with a little more of a mix of clouds and sun, temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 70s. In western parts of the Local4 viewing area, temperatures will top out in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

This evening, stronger thunderstorms will be possible. For the Tri-Cities area, the chances for rain is on the lower end. Chances are better to the north. The best chance will be in western parts of the Local4 viewing area. Some severe weather will be possible with damaging wind gusts and large hail the main threats. By tomorrow morning, expect temperatures to drop back into the upper 50s and lower 60s.

For tomorrow, much of the day is expected to be dry with just a slight chance of a stray shower or thunderstorm. With partly cloudy skies, expect highs to range from the upper 70s in Southeast Nebraska to near 90° out west. Look for lower 80s around the Tri-Cities. By Wednesday evening, expect showers and thunderstorms to again develop out west. Chances for rain and severe weather get lower the farther as you go east. There is a threat for severe weather in western parts of the Local4 viewing area. Large hail and damaging wind gusts are possible.

Chances for rain and thunderstorms get lower, but won’t be completely zero Thursday through Sunday. Meanwhile, temperatures will continue to warm back to the hot category. Highs on Thursday will mostly be in the mid to upper 80s, but could approach 90° way out west. Friday will be back above average for everybody with highs in the upper 80s and low to mid 90s with the hotter temperatures in the west. Everybody gets in on the heat this weekend with widespread 90s expected.

A slight chance for showers and thunderstorms returns Sunday night and Monday night. It might be just a little cooler, but still very warm on Monday with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

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