A bit cooler, but still stormy

Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 4:58 AM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Following the passage of yesterday’s cold front, we will see cooler (but still warm) temperatures for our Thursday. Our average high in North Platte right now is 88 and we look to be right on average this afternoon with highs in the upper 80s for most. Humidity will also be a little more bearable behind the front today. Aside from the slight adjustment down in temperatures, our typical summer pattern continues with sunny skies to start the day and small chances for showers and thunderstorms by late afternoon and evening.

Another disturbance drifting across the region late in the day will bring the chance for thunderstorms back to the forecast area by Thursday night. The chance for precipitation is a bit lower than last night but we will still be under the threat of severe weather where storms are able to from. Expect scattered thunderstorms, some severe, across Greater Nebraska this evening with gusty winds, large hail, and an isolated tornado all possible.

Yet another wave of low pressure could lead to more storms and another threat for severe weather on Friday with highs returning to the low and mid 90s. High pressure building in from the southwest should set us up for a mainly dry weekend ahead with highs in the lower 90s both weekend days for the North Platte area.

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