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90s begin to take over the forecast

July 22, 2021 Morning Forecast
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 8:25 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A little more heat builds into the area today under generally sunny skies. There may be a little smoke and haze in the sky from the Pacific coast wildfires. Look for highs in the eastern half of the area in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Farther west, there will be more mid and even upper 90s. Winds will be a bit breezy out of the south at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Skies will remain clear tonight as low temperatures drop into the mid to upper 60s and lower 70s.

We end the work week tomorrow on the hotter side of things with highs into the mid to upper 90s. Heat index values could get up to around 100°. Skies will continue to be fairly sunny and winds will be a bit breezy out of the south southwest at 8 to 18 mph. Some gusts may approach 25 mph. Friday night, a few extra clouds will move southward as the weakest of cold fronts pushes south into the area. This may be enough to trigger an isolated thunderstorm in Northern Nebraska. Lows Friday night will be in the upper 60s and low to mid 70s.

Saturday will be more of a mix of clouds and sun, but the heat will still likely be in place. Expect widespread 90s again on Saturday. Winds won’t be as breezy. There will be a slight cooldown Sunday and Monday as a few clouds and a chance of rain will be in the area. The best chance of showers and thunderstorms will be Sunday afternoon into Sunday night. Some may linger into Monday...especially east. Don’t count on much heavy rain though as most likely won’t get beneficial moisture. Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 80s and low to mid 90s. On Monday, I think there will be more of the same with the coolest temperatures in the east.

It’ll get hotter for the middle of next week with temperatures well into the 90s. Some triple digits will even be possible. Expect mainly sunny skies during that time.

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