A slight chance of an isolated storm this evening and overnight, otherwise dry and quiet for most

July 16, 2023 - Evening forecast
Slight chance of a pop-up storm this evening otherwise dry with mostly clear skies overnight
Published: Jul. 16, 2023 at 6:11 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Mainly a dry and quiet evening for most of us with just a slight chance of an isolated storm. Latest satellite and radar shows a few storms developing over southwest South Dakota moving into the northwest part of our state. One or two storms could manage to hold together and move into central Nebraska later this evening. There is enough instability in place for a rogue storm to maintain itself and possibly clip western parts of the Tri-Cities later this evening. Any storms that do develop have the potential to become severe with the primary threats being large hail to ping pong ball size and 60 mph wind gusts. Other than that, mainly clear skies overnight for the rest of us with lows ranging from the mid 50s north to mid 60s south.

After a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms through mid-morning tomorrow, the rest of the day should remain dry. As the upper ridge over the southwest part of the U.S. pushes its way into the Plains, temperatures will ramp up over southern areas, with heat index values across north central Kansas over 100 degrees. The heat will persist over southern areas of the viewing area into Tuesday with heat indices over 100 degrees, potentially approaching 105 degrees. Monday night into Tuesday morning, there is the chance of showers and thunderstorms again. The best chance looks to be north and east of the Tri-Cities. Some of these thunderstorms have the potential of being severe. Primary threats being hail to quarter size and wind gusts to around 60 mph. Depending on where these storms set up, there is the potential for heavy rainfall that could lead to flooding concerns. As of now, it looks like the system will stay to our north and east, but any shift southward would mean the Tri-Cities could see excessive rainfall. Just a heads up in case the forecast shifts.

Cooler than average temperatures hang around for the rest of the week with on and off shower and storm chances each night and early morning. The cooler temperatures look to come to an end though as the 90s return for most come next weekend.