More rain chances are in the forecast, but hot temperatures will eventually become the bigger story

July 1, 2022 Morning Forecast
More rain chances are in the forecast, but hot temperatures will eventually become the bigger story.
Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 7:53 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2022 at 8:29 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Showers continue this morning for parts of Central and Eastern Nebraska with dry conditions to the west. As the day goes on, I expect showers to diminish and push to the east. By this afternoon, there will only be a slight chance. Meanwhile, some sunshine should come out in the afternoon. It’ll be a cooler day today with high temperatures mainly in the 80s. It will likely be cooler in the east where clouds and showers linger longer. There could be some upper 80s to the north and west. This evening, some thunderstorms may develop in Northern Kansas. But we are more likely to see thunderstorms develop in Western Nebraska and Southwest South Dakota. They will then push east southeast though the area this evening and overnight. There could be some severe storms in the western third of the state where damaging winds gusts would be the biggest threat. Some large hail would be possible. Some of these showers and isolated thunderstorms may linger into tomorrow morning over the eastern half of the area. There should be more sunshine moving in from the west as clouds clear out through the day. Look for lows tonight in the low to mid 60s. High temperatures on Saturday will mostly again be in the 80s, but there may be some lower 90s out west. Another round of thunderstorms will develop way out west Saturday evening. They will then push east into the area overnight. Unlike tonight, these may not hold together into Central and Eastern Nebraska, so the chances are much lower. Temperatures are going to start to creep back up on Sunday with highs into the upper 80s and low to mid 90s (warmest west). There could be some more severe storms late Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.

Moving into next week, the heat is on. Independence Day will be a scorcher as highs reach to between 95° and 105°. The heat will continue all through next week, but temperatures may come down just a few degrees by the middle of the week. Then next weekend could be very hot once again. Highs on Tuesday will be similar to Monday (Independence Day). Highs on Wednesday should mostly just be in the 90s around the area. Similar temperatures are expected on Thursday. Friday will be a touch warmer in the mid to upper 90s and lower 100s. Saturday will be into the upper 90s and low to mid 100s. Sunday next weekend could end up being the hottest day with highs from 100° to 110°. There will be nearly daily (nightly) thunderstorm chances. Some days will feature better chances than others.

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