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More heat and humidity and risk for severe weather returns late Thursday

June 9, 2021 Morning Forecast
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 8:11 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - With showers and thunderstorms up north diminishing this morning, the Wednesday through Thursday time frame will likely be mostly dry with mostly sunny skies. There will still be a few clouds out west and northwest this morning. Then late tonight and tomorrow morning, there could be some more stratus clouds over western portions of the Local4 viewing area. Warmer temperatures will be moving in for a couple of days. Highs on Wednesday will be back to the upper 80s and low to mid 90s with the warmest temperatures in the east. Thursday will be on the hot and breezy side across the area, reaching the low to mid 90s. A few spots may get to the upper 90s. With dew points up close to 70°, heat index values could get up to around 100°. Thursday will be on the breezy side with 10 to 20 mph winds out of the southwest.

Thursday night, thunderstorms are expected to develop along a cold front in Western Nebraska as well as the western Dakotas. They will push east and southeast toward the area Thursday night into Friday morning. We likely won’t see anything affect the Local4 viewing area until at least midnight. This will be the best chance of showers and thunderstorms this week. The Storm Prediction Center has a threat for severe weather marked for nearly all of the Local4 viewing area. The chances will be greater to the north and northwest of the Tri-Cities. Damaging wind gusts over 60 mph will be the biggest threat. Some large hail will be possible. Some of the showers and thunderstorms will continue into Friday morning. By Friday afternoon, the chances will likely only remain in far eastern areas. For many, this may be an unusual time for severe thunderstorms as some could be ongoing around or after sunrise. It will be a slightly cooler day on Friday behind the cold front. Breezy north winds of 15 to 25 mph will keep highs a bit cooler from the upper 70s west to near 90° southeast. After a cooler night Friday night, warmer temperatures will return this weekend. Highs on Saturday will be back to the mid to upper 80s to around 90°. On Sunday, warmer low to mid 90s are expected. A slight chance for rain and thunderstorms returns Sunday night into Monday. They could have an influence on our high temperatures. For now, we’ll go with highs on Monday in the upper 80s and lower 90s. There may be some isolated mid 90s. Tuesday looks mostly dry with highs in the mid to upper 80s. The warmer air will be sticking around awhile through the end of next week.

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