The final Monday of summer will certainly feel like summer as some hotter temperatures lead off the week

September 18, 2023 Morning Forecast
The final Monday of summer will certainly feel like summer as some hotter temperatures lead off the week.
Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 7:44 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2023 at 8:10 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Temperatures will be heating up to start off the work week. Look for plenty of sunshine, although a little light smoky haze may linger this morning. A few clouds will drift through as the day goes on. Look for high temperatures to reach the upper 80s and lower 90s. Winds will also be cranking up out of the south southwest at 10 to 20 mph with some gusts to 30 mph. These winds will mainly be ahead of a surface trough, which later this afternoon will be located along a line from around Neligh to McCook. Late this afternoon and more into this evening, some isolated thunderstorm may fire up along that trough and will push eastward. The chance may get slightly better after midnight toward Southeast Nebraska. Severe weather is not expected. Look for lows tonight in the 50s, but some low/mid 60s are expected over eastern and southeastern areas.

Tomorrow will again be quite toasty, but won’t be as breezy with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Skies look to be mostly sunny. There will again be a small chance of isolated thunderstorms tomorrow evening. Far Eastern Nebraska may actually have the best chance. Temperatures will start to come down for the middle and end of the work week with the continued slight chances of thunderstorms in the evening. Highs on Wednesday will mostly be in the 80s, with the warmest upper 80s over western parts of the area. Temperatures will come down more Thursday with highs in the low to mid 80s. Winds will also become breezier starting on Thursday. This trend will continue through the weekend.

A better chance for showers and thunderstorms will begin to move in later Thursday night and into Friday morning. There may be a break in the action before better chances return Friday night into Saturday morning. Highs on Friday will range from the mid 70s to the mid 80s with the warmest temperatures in the southwest. The best chance of rain will be in northern and eastern areas, so that’s where the coolest temperatures will be.

Temperatures will continue to come down on Saturday with showers and isolated thunderstorms remaining for at least parts of the area. Highs look to range from around 60 up north to the mid/upper 70s in the south. The rain begins to slowly scoot to the east on Sunday, but may linger over at least parts of the area. Depending on how far east it move, we’ll either see very cool temperatures, or slightly warmer temperatures. 60s and 70s will be fairly common. More of the same could continue into early next week.