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Along with more heat and wind, thunderstorms chances pick up the next couple of days.

May 11, 2022 Morning Forecast
Along with more heat and wind, thunderstorms chances pick up the next couple of days.
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 7:45 AM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 8:23 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A warm front will continue lifting north through the area this morning and into the afternoon. This will usher in some stronger southerly winds. They will blow 15 to 30 mph by this afternoon with some gusts over 35 mph. The day is starting off mostly cloudy for much of the area and there is also quite a bit of haze in the sky. Some of this is due to smoke from wildfires off to our southwest. Part of it is light fog with some low level moisture lifting northward into our area. Some of the clouds should clear up a bit as the day goes on. Temperatures will rise into the upper 80s and low to mid 90s this afternoon and there will be some humidity with dew points in the 60s and lower 70s. Later this afternoon, a few severe thunderstorms could develop over East Central and Northeast Nebraska. Severe weather is most likely for these locations where large hail, damaging wind gusts and perhaps a tornado or two will be possible. This evening, other thunderstorms may develop to the southwest and move into the area. These would likely be very isolated in nature with most missing out. Large hail and severe wind gusts would be possible. Later in the night, the chance of thunderstorms should diminish. It’ll be a warm and breezy night with lows in the 60s and lower 70s.

Thursday will be another day of hot and windy conditions ahead of an approaching cold front from the west. Highs will be back into the upper 80s and low to mid 90s with south winds of 15 to 30 mph and gusts up to around 40 mph. Out west as the cold front moves through in the afternoon, winds could get even stronger out of the west northwest. During the afternoon, thunderstorms are expected to develop along the cold front with the chance greater as you go to the north. Initially, these thunderstorms will have a threat for large hail, some strong winds, and perhaps a couple of tornadoes. This will become more of a damaging wind gusts threat as they push toward Eastern Nebraska into the evening with perhaps an isolated tornado along the line of thunderstorms. Later in the night, cooler, more stable air will move in as storms push off to the east. Low temperatures Friday morning will range from the mid 40s west to the lower 60s east.

Friday will be a fairly nice day with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s under mainly sunny skies. Winds won’t be terribly strong. The weekend also looks quite nice with only slight breezy conditions. Highs on Saturday will range from the mid 70s north to the mid 80s southeast. Sunday may be a bit cooler with highs mostly in the mid to upper 70s to around 80° with the warmest temperatures in the south. There is a chance for showers and thunderstorms Saturday night.

Warmer temperatures will return next week with continued chances of rain on Monday and Tuesday. Highs on Monday will mostly be in the low to mid 80s. It may be a bit warmer on Tuesday with highs from the lower 80s northeast to the upper 80s southwest.

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