Hot and windy weather is on track for several days to come with a major cool-down on the horizon

September 29, 2023 Morning Forecast
Hot and windy weather is on track for several days to come with a major cool-down on the horizon.
Published: Sep. 29, 2023 at 7:43 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2023 at 8:17 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A few showers and isolated thunderstorms this morning from South Central Nebraska to Northeast Nebraska continue to lift to the northeast and and weakening. This will continue through the morning as the clouds also gradually push off to the northeast and clear out. As the sun comes out, winds will be increasing out of the south. We’ll see winds increase to around 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. There will be a stalled out front over northern and western portions of the Local4 area. Northwest of that front, winds will be much lighter out of a northeasterly direction. Temperatures will be much cooler behind the front. Highs there will be in the mid 70s to the mid 80s. Ahead of the front, highs will reach the upper 80s and low to mid 90s. Later in the afternoon and into the evening, isolated stronger thunderstorms will be possible in Northeast Nebraska, but much of the area will remain quiet. Late in the night, far northwestern areas will see low clouds and fog possibly develop. And similar to earlier this morning, we could see some pop-up showers and isolated thunderstorms in the warm sector. Most of this should be east of Highway 281. Lows tomorrow morning will be in the 60s and lower 70s in the warm sector. Out west, lows will be in the 50s.

On Saturday, the stalled out front in our northwest will actually lift farther northwest as a warm front, which will mean more wind and heat for the entire area. Any early thundershowers over Eastern Nebraska will clear out around mid-morning and give way to mostly sunny skies. South winds will again be strong at 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 30 to 40 mph. It’ll be quite hot again with highs from the mid 80s northwest to the mid 90s southeast. It’ll be fairly quiet and breezy Saturday night. Lows Sunday morning will be in the 60s and lower 70s. Sunday will feature more strong south winds with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Monday will still be windy in warm with highs in the mid to upper 80s and lower 90s. There will be a small chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the day and into Monday night as a cold front approaches.

As the cold front traverses across the area Tuesday and Tuesday night, a good chance of showers and thunderstorms returns to the area. A fairly widespread, decent rainfall is expected. Highs could be anywhere from the upper 60s northwest to the lower 80s southeast. The system will clear on our Wednesday and Thursday and milder temperatures will settle in. Highs in the 60s and 70s are expected. Friday through the weekend will be a little cooler yet. Most will have highs in the 60s with some even in the 50s. The coolest day is currently set for Saturday. Lows during that time could be a blend of 30s and 40s.