After a quiet day today, shower and thunderstorm chances return for the day Sunday

July 15, 2023 - Evening forecast
Quiet this evening with increasing clouds after midnight
Published: Jul. 15, 2023 at 7:05 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - It will be a quiet and hazy evening. While most of us will remain dry, there is a slight chance for an isolated shower or storm in eastern parts of the area. Skies will continue to be hazy into the overnight thanks to upper level northwest winds bringing Canadian smoke into the region. The worst of the smoke looks to be in northern and eastern parts of the state where air quality warnings are currently in place. A cold front currently draped over the South Dakota will slowly move south over the next 24 hours. This will be the focal point for showers and storms during the day tomorrow. A few of those storms could be strong to severe anytime during the day into the evening hours. There will be a lull in the storm activity mid day but another round will develop late in the afternoon to early evening. The primary threat with storms that become severe will be large hail to ping pong size and damaging wind gusts to 60+ mph. Can’t rule out an isolated tornado though the chance is very low. The better chance for seeing severe storms will be south of the state line into Kansas.

Sunday will be a warmer day with highs in the mid to upper 80s with some low 90s in southwest spots. Things continue to be warm for the first half of next week ahead of our next cold front that will move through mid week. Behind the front, cooler temperatures in the low to mid 80s for the second half of the week. Shower and thunderstorm chances continue each day Tuesday through next weekend.