Typical summer weather today, but severe storms are back in the forecast tomorrow


HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) – Some clouds persist this morning for the southern and eastern portions of the region. There may even be some very light splashes or rain this morning for some of these locations southeast of the Tri-Cities. During this time, there is more sunshine in the north and west. More clouds will roll in from the southwest as the day progresses. Today’s high temperatures will range from the low/mid 80s south to the north upper 80s/low 90s. Winds will pick up just a bit from the south-southeast with the windiest conditions at the west. Most of the night will be calm with partly to mostly cloudy skies. By tomorrow morning, a few showers and thunderstorms could be possible. Low temperatures tonight will be in the mid to high 60s.

Morning thunderstorms have a low chance of becoming severe with large hail and damaging wind gusts as the main threat. More than anything, they could bring decent rain to parts of the region. There could be a lull in activity for most of the afternoon before further storms develop later in the afternoon to the west and southwest of the Tri-Cities. These are much more likely to become severe as they push eastward across the region in the evening and at night. Large hail, damaging wind gusts and even isolated tornadoes will be possible. Before the storms, high temperatures on Thursday will range from the low/mid 80s in the east to the mid 90s in the west. Tomorrow night’s lows will be mostly in the low 60s and lower 70s.

There will be a break in thunderstorms for most of Friday as temperatures warm up to end the work week. One thing that can keep temperatures from getting as hot as expected is the potential for a few remaining clouds and easterly winds. Otherwise, look for highs mostly in the 90s with a possibility of 100° in northern Kansas.

A cold front will cross Friday evening. This will bring us our other chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. Severe thunderstorms will be possible. Cooler temperatures will arrive behind the front for the weekend. High temperatures on Saturday will be in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 80s. There may be a few remaining showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Sunday is probably our coolest day with highs mostly in the mid upper 70s. There may be stubborn clouds remaining. Temperatures will begin to warm on Monday as temperatures climb to the upper 70s and low 80s. It is even warmer on Tuesday with highs in the 80s and lower 90s. mid to late week with a possible cooling ahead for the weekend before Independence Day.

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