This week, we really start to warm up across the area

May 9, 2022 Morning Forecast
This week, we really start to warm up across the area.
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 8:05 AM CDT|Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 8:39 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Much of the area will see sunshine today, even as a cold front pushes southeast through the area. It will eventually stall out in Southeast Nebraska later today or this evening. Ahead of the front, southerly winds will be breezy at 15 to 25 mph. Winds will take a west or northwesterly turn behind the cold front and will also be breezy at 10 to 20 mph. There will be a wide range in high temperatures from the lower 70s northwest to the lower 90s southeast. As mentioned above, it will be quite sunny, but skies could be hazy and dust and smoke from Colorado and New Mexico have pushed into the skies above us. Overnight remains mostly clear, but an isolated late night shower is possible near the front in Southeast Nebraska. Some areas of fog or low clouds may develop over Eastern Nebraska. Low temperatures will also be wide-ranging from the mid 40s west to the mid/upper 60s east.

Tomorrow may be slightly cooler with the cold front still stalled out over Southeast Nebraska. Highs will range from the mid 70s northwest to the lower 90s southeast. Much of the area will enjoy plenty of sunshine, but some clouds may remain over northeastern areas. Winds may be a bit breezy out of the northeast at 10 to 20 mph. Far southeastern areas may have stronger southerly winds. Tuesday night, the stalled out front will become a warm front and lift north through the area. A few clouds will be possible and winds will turn out of the south. Early Wednesday morning, an isolated thunderstorms will be possible in North Central Kansas and South Central Nebraska. A better chance for thunderstorms will hold off until later in the day Wednesday or Wednesday night. The Storm Prediction Center has a Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms for areas near and west of Highway 183 (middle of Nebraska) for large hail and damaging wind gusts. Also on Wednesday, strong southerly winds and heat return to the area. Winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph will be possible. We’ll see highs from the mid 80s to the mid 90s. Thursday will be another windy and hot day. A cold front will be approaching from the northwest, so there will be more 80s there. But ahead of the front, there will be upper 80s and low to mid 90s. South winds will solidly be 20 to 30 mph with some gusts up to around 45 mph. For the afternoon and evening, more thunderstorms will be possible as the cold front sweeps through. Severe storms will be possible for parts of Central and Eastern Nebraska.

Friday will be a cooler, but very nice day with highs in the mid to upper 70s and lower 80s under plenty of sunshine and lighter winds. The weekend features more seasonable temperatures and breezy winds. Highs on Saturday will range from the mid 60s northwest to the mid 70s southeast. Sunday will mostly be in the 70s with some lower 80s southwest. Each day has a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms for now.

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