Say good-bye to cooler temperatures and hello to sweaty, hot and steamy

July 21, 2023 - Evening forecast
After quite the run on cooler than average temps, the heat is on for next week
Published: Jul. 21, 2023 at 5:40 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - We have had quiet the run with cooler than normal temperatures in July. I hope you have enjoyed them as things are about to change as we head into next week. Today was probably the last pleasant day for temperatures as things will be getting hot, hot, hot for the last week of this month.

Skies will be mostly clear overnight as low temperatures dip back into the low to mid 60s tomorrow morning. We’ll see temperatures heat up a bit on Saturday as highs return closer to average for late July. We’ll see highs reach the mid to upper 80s and lower 90s. There should be quite a bit of sun in the morning, but during the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms may pop up around the area. Some isolated severe storms cannot be ruled out with quarter-size hail and severe wind gusts to around 60 mph being the main threats. Most of these storms will clear out or diminish by sunset. The rest of the tomorrow night looks rather quiet as lows dip back into the low to mid 60s Sunday morning. Sunday will feature a lot more sunshine as temperatures heat up more. They’ll reach the low to mid 90s in most locations.

The real heat will move in next week and will stick around at least through the last weekend of July. High temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and lower 100s will be common, but many days could see heat index values of 100° to 110°. While the vast majority of the area will remain dry, each day holds a very small chance of thunderstorms. These have not been included in the forecast for now because the chance is so low. But if you do get rain next week, consider yourself blessed as it may offer some temporary relief from the miserable heat.