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Mild Today, Stormy Tuesday...

Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 12:47 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -The first full week of August starts out with generally quiet weather which turns active through the middle part of the week. Monday afternoon’s highs will be seasonably cooler than normal but not unpleasant, reaching the upper 70s and lower 80s. Skies will be partly cloudy to briefly cloudy at times. A few clusters of thunderstorms may track from the High Plains through the Panhandle into Southwest Nebraska this evening but should diminish as we lose the heating of the day.

Tuesday’s weather will be active with a chance of morning thunderstorms in the north central areas, with scattered thunderstorms developing in the Northern Sandhills spreading southeast through the southwest part of the state by evening where they should weaken by midnight. There is a risk of a few severe storms supporting damaging downbursting winds and some isolated hail. The main threat will impact the Southern Panhandle around the Kimball and Sidney areas.

Scattered thunderstorms will be possible again Wednesday and Thursday. Our cool streak will be snapped by the end of the week into the weekend as an upper level high pressure ridge expands into the region. Temperatures again rise into the 90s with added humidity giving up the muggy feel.