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Two nights of severe weather ahead

June 23, 2022 Morning Forecast
Two nights of severe weather ahead.
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 8:12 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 9:11 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A few showers and weak thunderstorms reside in South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas. This precipitation will make a push to the east and northeast toward Southeast Nebraska through the morning before clearing out this afternoon. Those areas to the southeast will have the coolest high temperature today, mostly in the low to mid 80s. For most other locations, expect increasing amounts of sunshine as temperatures rise into the upper 80s and low to mid 90s. The hottest temperatures will be in the west. Winds will be a bit breezy out of the south southeast at 10 to 20 mph with the strongest winds in the eastern half of the area. Late this afternoon, some isolated thunderstorms may develop to the south and west of the Tri-Cities. Chance will get better into the evening. After dark may be the best chance for severe storms as they roll east across the area. Southern Nebraska and Northern Kansas will have the best chance. While severe storms are possible up north, the chance is much lower. Large hail and damaging wind gusts will be the main threats. The tornado threat is fairly low with only a small chance. By sunrise tomorrow morning, these will push to our east. Look for lows in the 60s and lower 70s.

Skies will clear up tomorrow, giving way to mostly sunny skies. It’ll be a fairly toasty day with highs from the upper 80s east to the upper 90s west. Later in the afternoon, I expect showers and thunderstorms to develop over western and northwestern portions of the Local4 viewing area. These will then push eastward Friday evening and overnight. Severe weather will again be possible. This time, areas farther north may be a bit more favored for thunderstorms than areas to the south. Once again, large hail and damaging wind gusts will be the main threat. There’s a low-end chance of an isolated tornado. These thunderstorms will push through as a cold front pushes through the area Friday night into Saturday morning. There may be some leftover showers and thunderstorms Saturday morning, but those should eventually push off to the east. Breezy north northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph on Saturday will cool things off a little with highs from the mid 70s northwest to the upper 80s southeast.

Everybody will share in the cooler temperatures on Sunday with quite a few clouds around. Highs will mostly be in the mid to upper 70s. It’ll be a bit warmer on Monday as highs return to the low to mid 80s. Temperatures continue to rise into the middle of the week. Highs on Tuesday will reach the upper 80s and low to mid 90s. Wednesday will be fairly hot with highs from the lower 90s east to the lower 100s west. After another hot day in the 90s on Thursday, temperatures may come down just a little for the end of the week into the 80s and lower 90s. Expect mainly dry weather Sunday through Wednesday. Rain and thunderstorm chances may return following that.

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