Warm today, storms tomorrow, cool next week

May 7, 2021 Forecast
Published: May. 4, 2021 at 8:01 AM CDT|Updated: 4 hours ago
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - We’ve enjoyed some mild weather this week but with the last warm day for a while coming today, we’ve got rain and cooler temps on the way.

Friday will continue to warm into the low 70s for the Tri-Cities and Lincoln areas, but get to the upper 70s near 80 to the west. A light breeze from 5-15mph will exist through most of the day, but some gusts could be as high as 20mph. Partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies will exist, but there will be some places which will remain mostly cloudy. Tonight, clouds increase from the west ahead of a storm system.

Saturday morning, lows will drop to the 50s for a mild start thanks to the cloud cover. The day will be mostly cloudy with winds picking up out of the East. A low pressure system in Kansas will bring these winds and eventually turn them from the Northeast to North through the weekend, ushering in more cool air. Saturday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 60s in Southern Nebraska, low to mid to the north. Sunday will be cloudy with highs in the mid 50s.

Saturday evening though is beginning to look likely that we could see thunderstorms. Central and Northern Kansas currently have a Slight Risk (2/5) for severe weather in the late afternoon to early evening. This will be focused along a line from Hill City to Smith Center, crossing into Nebraska from Hebron to Lincoln and SE Nebraska as the line weakens and spreads past 10pm. Wind, hail, and tornadoes are possible sources of severe weather in this time.

Monday, chilly start to the day with lows in the 30s and highs reaching the upper 50s, and rain chances late at night. Tuesday will have longer chance for rain with highs remaining around the state only in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Wednesday begins a warm up getting to 60s with rain continuing. Later on in the week, sun will return and 70s for highs will bring us back close to average.

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