Warm temperatures continue and the rain chances are almost back for the area

May 24, 2023 Morning Forecast
Warm temperatures continue and the rain chances are almost back for the area.
Published: May. 24, 2023 at 7:44 AM CDT|Updated: May. 24, 2023 at 8:17 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Temperatures will be warm again across the area as the smoky haze continues to hover above us in the upper levels. Much of the area has quite a bit of sunshine this morning. Later in the morning and into the afternoon, like yesterday, I expect cumulus clouds to develop around the area. There will be a slight chance of a shower and isolated thunderstorms in western parts of the area. That chance will continue there this evening and overnight. Winds will be out of the south southeast at 5 to 15 mph with some gusts up around 20 mph. High temperatures will range from the mid to upper 70s west to the mid to upper 80s east. As skies clear up tonight for many, low temperatures will be in the mid to upper 50s and lower 60s.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms return to the forecast for much of the area tomorrow. Most will hold off until the afternoon. For many in Central and especially Eastern Nebraska, this might be the best chance of rain you see through the holiday weekend. The good news is that there’s not much of a severe weather threat. Due to the slow-moving nature of these storms, some pockets of heavy rainfall will be possible. By Thursday evening, the main chance for showers and isolated showers and thunderstorms will shift more toward the western half of the Local4 viewing area. Winds will be breezier out of the southeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. High temperatures on Thursday will be a little cooler from the lower 70s west to the lower 80s east. Lows Thursday night will again be in the mid to upper 50s and lower 60s.

Both Friday and Saturday, the best chance of showers and thunderstorms will remain near and west of Highway 183. As you go east, the chance drops to near zero. Both days will be very breezy with winds out of the southeast at 15 to 25 mph with some gusts to 35 mph. On Sunday, the chance drifts a little farther east, bringing the Tri-Cities to just a slightly better chance of rain. The chances get a little better farther east on Memorial Day. By no means does this mean it will be wet. In fact, most of the time will likely be dry. The threat for severe storms will continue to remain on the lower side. Warm days will continue with many seeing highs in the upper 70s and low to mid 80s. Winds shouldn’t be as strong into early next week.