Strong winds and hot temperatures highlight our Wednesday

June 29, 2022 Morning Forecast
Strong winds and hot temperatures highlight our Wednesday.
Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 7:45 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 8:11 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Temperatures will take another step up today as winds crank up out of the south southwest. Those winds will get as high as 15 to 30 mph with some gusts as high as 40 mph. Due to the hot and dry conditions, the fire threat will be at an elevated level. The biggest threat will be for areas north and west of the Tri-Cities. Keep this in mind today as we are now in fireworks season. Today may be a good day to lay off the fireworks because of the strong winds. High temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 90s and lower 100s with the hottest temperatures in the west and northwest. Skies will be quite sunny, but there could be a few clouds that move into the west later today. As a cold front moves into the northwest part of the state, there could be a few thunderstorms in Northwest Nebraska. Winds will remain breezy out of the south overnight. Lows will be in the upper 60s and low to mid 70s.

The cold front will move into the northern and western portions of the Local4 viewing area tomorrow. Out ahead of the cold front, it will be a day of breezy south and southwest winds of 10 to 20 mph. High temperatures on Thursday will be back into the 90s for most and may get to around 100° in southwest parts of the Local4 viewing area. Some cooler 80s will return to the northwest. Possibly as early as the late afternoon, but more likely as we get into Thursday night, showers and thunderstorms will develop. The chances will be greater in the south and east and will be lower in the north and west. There could be some severe storms with the threat of large hail and damaging wind gusts. Some showers and thunderstorms may linger into Friday morning for parts of the area.

We’ll get some relief from the heat for the end of the week. High temperatures on Friday will range from around 80° southeast to the upper 80s out west. It warms up a bit more Saturday with highs from the mid 80s east to the lower 90s west. The heat starts to turn back on Sunday with highs in the upper 80s east to mid 90s west. Then get set for some very hot weather next week, including for the 4th of July. Highs will return to the mid to upper 90s and lower 100s on Monday and Tuesday. From the weekend through early next week, there will be some slight chances for showers and thunderstorms. The timing would favor the evening and overnight hours.

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