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September 8, 2023 - Evening forecast
One more warm day ahead of much cooler and unsettled weather
Published: Sep. 8, 2023 at 5:40 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The warm, above average temperatures will continue for one more day, but major changes will be taking place over the weekend.

It was a pleasantly sunny and warm day today as we saw highs ranging from the mid to upper 80s across the region. The haze wasn’t as thick today as the smoke begins to be pushes out of the area with winds shifting to out of the southeast this afternoon. The smoke should be completely washed out over the weekend with the expected showers and thunderstorms.

The weather will remain quiet and very nice this evening. Later in the night, we’ll see some increasing clouds. There could be a few showers and isolated thunderstorms before sunrise, mainly west and northwest of the Tri-Cities. Look for lows tomorrow morning in the mid to upper 50s and lower 60s. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms could continue into tomorrow morning, but the chances will remain on the lower side. It’ll be another warm day with breezy south winds ahead of an approaching cold front. High temperatures tomorrow will reach the 80s and lower 90s again for most of the area with the warmest temperatures in the south and southwest. There will be some 70s up north behind the cold front. Late in the afternoon and into the evening, new showers and thunderstorms could develop along the cold front as it pushes south and southeast through the area. Severe storms will be possible with severe wind gusts and large hail possible. There may also be some localized heavy rain. Later in the evening, the rain will move out and the weather will remain dry for much of the night. More showers and isolated thunderstorms will start to move in by Sunday morning.

The showers and isolated thunderstorms will become more widespread across the area and will hopefully bring some much-needed rain to most, if not all of the area. The rain will continue through Sunday night. It may stick around on Monday too, but some forecast models do clear it out during the day, so there is some uncertainty on how long the rain lasts. Much cooler air will infiltrate the area as the front continues pushing south and out of the area. Highs temperatures on Sunday will range from the mid 60s north to the mid 70s southeast. On Monday, highs will mostly be in the mid to upper 60s. There may be some lower 70s in the east.

The weather does look to dry out Tuesday and Wednesday, but temperatures will remain seasonably cool. Many will have lows in the 40s. Highs on Tuesday look to be in the mid to upper 60s and lower 70s. On Wednesday, most will see low to mid 70s. More showers could return Thursday into Friday, which could keep temperatures down a bit. Highs look to remain mostly in the low to mid 70s. By next weekend, it may warm a little closer to average into the mid to upper 70s and lower 80s.