Temps decline...Rain chances increase

Local 4 Weather
Published: Sep. 19, 2023 at 9:08 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Outside of some spotty hit and miss thundershowers that could pulse up during the evening hours the majority of the Local 4 area will see partly to mostly cloudy skies. It was another hot day in Central Nebraska with Grand Island just 4 degrees from it record high for September 19, sharing the state high of 94 degrees with Ord. Ord DID beat their record high of 93 set last year.

State high shared by Grand Island and Ord.
State high shared by Grand Island and Ord.(KSNB)

Moving forward the remainder of the week, the 90+ degree heat will be behind us, but we’ll have one more above average day on Wednesday with afternoon temperatures expected in the mid to upper 80s. There is a chance of seeing isolated thunderstorms particularly west of a Broken Bow to Alma line after 4 pm through the late evening.

Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday afternoon.(KSNB)

Thursday through Friday a series of subtle disturbances will bring about chances of thunderstorms each day. Thursday’s storm coverage seems to favor western and northern areas of the state, though with this pattern, specifics on timing and coverage remains elusive. While storms on Thursday could carry a marginal risk for severe weather, the following wave on Friday may be a bit more substantial in terms of potential severe weather. Then, an upper level low will emerge from the west and park itself over the Plains, cutoff from the upper level winds that steer it .

Thursday into next week.
Thursday into next week.(KSNB)

It could meander over Nebraska then drift southeast into Missouri into next week before weakening bringing periods of thunderstorms to the region each day. Timing and coverage will depend up how storms play out from the previous day, so much fine tuning will be needed with each passing day.

Trending cooler and wetter after Wednesday.
Trending cooler and wetter after Wednesday.(KSNB)