Hot and muggy conditions going into the weekend, but much cooler coming out of it
August 5, 2022 Morning Forecast
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Get set for a hot and humid day with mostly sunny skies. As dew points climb along with temperatures, it will become quite uncomfortable out. High temperatures will reach the mid to upper 90s and lower 100s with the hottest temperatures in the west. With the humidity, most places will have heat index values of 100° to 105°. Some breezy south southeast winds will provide a little relief as they will be up to around 10 to 20 mph. Late this afternoon and this evening, a cold front will approach Northwest Nebraska. It could trigger some showers and isolated thunderstorms. Most of this activity tonight should remain in the northern parts of the Local4 viewing area. The chance of severe storms is fairly low. The rest of the area will see a warm and slightly breezy night with lows mostly in the 70s.
On Saturday, the cold front will very slowly advance southward, but will likely still remain north of Interstate 80 through the day. It’ll be another hot and humid day ahead of the front. High temperatures will rise back up into the mid to upper 90s and lower 100s. Some places will see heat index values of 100° to 110° with the highest head indices in Eastern Nebraska. Meanwhile, up north, temperatures will be cooler in the 80s and 70s. There will be more clouds as well as a few other showers and isolated thunderstorms there. Other showers and thunderstorms could fire up near the cold front. Those that see the cold front pass through in the afternoon may see a drop in temperatures. The front will continue to very slowly push south southeastward and should pass through the Tri-Cities sometime Saturday night. The chance for showers and thunderstorms will continue. While severe weather is possible, the chance is fairly low. In fact, rain will probably not be very heavy for most. The front will continue its advance southeast on Sunday. By this time, most will be behind the front, but those in the southeast may still see highs into the 80s to near 90°. Behind the cold front, extra clouds as well as a continued chance for showers and isolated thunderstorms will keep highs mostly in the 70s. Some models hint at a few not getting out of the 60s. Showers and isolated thunderstorms may continue Sunday night into Monday morning as the front pushes southeast and out of the area.
Most of the rain should be gone on Monday, but may linger in the far southeast. We should all enjoy a day of below average high temperatures. Highs will mostly be in the upper 70s and low to mid 80s. Sunshine will basically dominate the rest of the week as temperatures start to heat back up a bit. On Tuesday, highs will be back into the mid to upper 80s and lower 90s. Highs from Wednesday through Sunday of next week will mostly be in the upper 80s and low to mid 90s.
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