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Minor storm threat tonight...Main threat Tuesday evening

KSNB Local 4 Weather 6 PM
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 8:39 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Clouds will increase late tonight with a few storms rolling off the High Plains trying to work east, but with moisture lacking, it could be tough for them to push as far east as the Tri-Cities. Nighttime low level winds could ignite a few isolated non-severe thunderstorms overnight through early Tuesday, but nothing will be widespread or organized if indeed they develop at all. Any active storms will continue eastward lingering into the forenoon to midday time frame.

The afternoon of Tuesday will again be mild. If leftover clouds thin out allowing for some sunshine, highs will climb into the lower 80s with south winds moisturizing the environment, creating some instability for the next round of storms, Tuesday evening. With some instability to work with, late afternoon storms are expected to develop with an approaching cold front along the Highway 281 corridor, then expanding east.

Severe storms possible.
Severe storms possible.(KSNB)

There is a risk for severe weather, mainly in the form of damaging winds and large hail, with only a small threat for a tornado.

Two in five chance for severe weather.
Two in five chance for severe weather.(KSNB)
While tornadoes can't be ruled out the main threats will be damaging winds and large hail.
While tornadoes can't be ruled out the main threats will be damaging winds and large hail.(KSNB)

Beyond Tuesday, the next threat for thunderstorms is likely to occur Thursday, as a stronger cold front pushes east. The potential is there for more severe weather as the front plows into warm, moist unstable air. Temperatures will likely be in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Behind the front, dry, much cooler weather is expected Friday into Saturday with afternoon highs leveling out in the 60s, and there may even by a frost threat Saturday morning. Temps will moderate into the 70s Sunday and Monday.

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