A Toasty Tuesday
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Tuesday will be filled with sunshine and heat. Temperatures will rise into the mid and upper 90s over most areas this afternoon, with some in the Southwest to the Panhandle even seeing low 100 degree readings. The drill will be the same with the morning hours being sunny and dry, followed by a few scattered thunderstorms firing in the Panhandle during the afternoon, fighting to spread into the Western Sandhills by evening. While storms struggle to move very far east and severe weather doesn’t appear to be a major threat, a few storms may pulse up then collapse, making strong wind gusts a concern.
Wednesday and Thursday will produce somewhat of a better opportunity for thunderstorms, especially over the Central Sandhills as a cold front drifts into the Northern Plains but chances still remain low at only 20%-30%. A few of these may lay down some decent rains along with a strong wind threat and perhaps some large hail as they mature.
As we get closer to the weekend the upper level high pressure ridge builds farther north bringing yet a second, stronger wave of heat and perhaps squelching the rain chances somewhat. Look for more widespread areas to bake in the high 90s and low 100s Saturday through Monday.
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