It may be beautiful this morning, but there’s still a lot of heat in store for the rest of this week

August 4, 2022 Morning Forecast
It may be beautiful this morning, but there's still a lot of heat in store for the rest of this week.
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 7:40 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2022 at 8:16 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Outside of a few isolated thundershowers in far North Central Nebraska this morning, look for much of the area to enjoy mainly sunny skies today. The day started off cool, but temperatures will heat up quite a bit for this afternoon. High temperatures later today will reach the low to mid 90s for most, although a few upper 80s will be possible. Winds will pick up a little bit out of the southeast this afternoon at 8 to 18 mph. The strongest winds will be in the west. Late this afternoon, some showers and thunderstorms may fire back up in far north and northwest parts of the Local4 viewing area. These will try to push slowly east and southeast, but will likely weaken and diminish around or shortly after sunset. Severe storms are unlikely. Outside of a few debris clouds from the diminishing storms, a quiet night is expected for much of the rest of the area. Look for lows in the mid to upper 60s and lower 70s.

Much of the area will enjoy sunshine again on Friday. Winds will increase out of the south southeast and will be a bit strong at 12 to 22 mph with some gusts to 30 mph. It’s going to be a hot one as high temperatures reach the mid to upper 90s with some lower 100s in the west. Some may see heat index values up to around 105°. Late in the day and into the evening, some showers and thunderstorms will be possible again in far northern and northwestern parts of the Local4 viewing area as a cold front approaches. If storms are able to develop, severe weather will be possible with large hail and severe wind gusts possible. Most of the area will just see a bit of an increase in clouds with warm temperatures Friday night. Lows by Saturday morning will mostly be in the upper 60s and low to mid 70s.

On Saturday, a cold front will begin to move into northwest parts of the area. Most of us will still see a hot day ahead with highs back up well into the 90s and a few getting above 100°. To the northwest, cooler 80s and even upper 70s will be moving in. The chance for showers and thunderstorms will increase from the northwest as the day goes on. By the evening and overnight, the chance will get a bit better. These showers and thunderstorms will continue into Sunday, making more southeastward progress as the cold front pushes through. High temperatures on Sunday will be cooler for everybody, but still a bit hot in the southeast. Highs will range from the mid 70s northwest to the mid 90s in the southeast. Some showers and thunderstorm may continue into Sunday night before pushing to the southeast Monday morning. Dry weather and sunshine returns to the area for most of next week. High temperatures on Monday still look to be fairly pleasant in the upper 70s and low to mid 80s. Tuesday will be a bit warmer with highs into the mid to upper 80s and lower 90s. It will get even warmer yet on Wednesday with highs in the upper 80s and low to mid 90s. Similar temperatures are anticipated through the end of next week.

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