Prepare to perspire...
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - As a broad upper level high pressure ridge sits over the middle of the country this weekend, make preparations for perspiration through the weekend into early next week. It won’t be as hot at it CAN get around here but it will be uncomfortable nonetheless. Saturday will be sunny with a southerly breeze, as temperature push into the 90s and 100s both Saturday and Sunday.
The triple digit temperatures will become more widespread on Monday as drier air works into the area, reducing some of the humidity which allows actual temperatures to rise further. Throughout the weekend it will likely be breezy, even during the overnight hours, providing little relief from heat. HEAT ADVISORIES will go into effect Saturday afternoon through Monday evening for “feels like” values between 100 and 110 degrees during the day, coupled with warm, muggy evenings, the cumulative effects of which promote a better threat for heat illness.
As far as precipitation, Sunday may present a small chance that isolated storms could drift into the Lexington, Kearney area but the better chance for storms will be farther west. The better chances for rain will come Tuesday night into Wednesday as a cold front stalls out. Temperatures will cool into the upper 80s and lower 90s Tuesday with upper 70s and 80s on Wednesday, but the break in the heat will be short-lived as the heat builds back late in the week with highs rising in the low and mid 90s Thursday and Friday.
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