“Falling” temperatures bring an autumn feel....
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Mid to late September usually conjures up thoughts of pulling out the fleece pullovers and lighting up the fire pit for the first time, but that was likely furthest from your mind today. Certainly not when most of the area was dealing with high 90 and 100 degree weather. It was a record breaking day for many towns. It was the second latest 100 degree reading for Grand Island today and for Lincoln it was the first back to back 100 degree days ever for the month of September.
That’s all about to change....rather rapidly. A cold front is imperceptibly settling south across Nebraska this evening with little fanfare. But with the colder air expected to rush in tonight into tomorrow, there will be a temperature swing of between 30 to 40 degrees cooler Wednesday into Thursday from Tuesday’s highs. Temperatures on Wednesday will be steady to falling with readings in the lower 60s to lower 70s in the far southeast part of the state.
Showers and a few imbedded thunderstorms will develop to the west and push in the Tri-Cities by early afternoon . Periods of rain will continue into the evening with the more steady rain and higher rain rates across the border in Kansas.
Periods of rain and very cool temperatures are expected on Thursday with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Another disturbance will bring additional showers late Thursday into early Friday before the rain moves east of the Tri-Cities by the afternoon. The rest of the period from the weekend through next Tuesday will have temperatures warming into the 70s as our weather becomes more stable following this weeks ups and downs.
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