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Break From The Heat, But For How Long?

Published: Aug. 10, 2020 at 11:37 AM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - We won’t have to drive the air conditioners nearly as hard as we did this weekend, as the week begins on a refreshing note. A passing cold front will give has a reprieve from the recent hot weather, but only for a couple of days, as the heat will again build in during the middle and later part of the week. Highs today will range from the mid 70s in the north central part of the state to the lower 80s over much of the Greater Nebraska area through the southwest.

Temperatures will be  over 15 degrees cooler from Sunday's 98 degree high...
Temperatures will be over 15 degrees cooler from Sunday's 98 degree high...(KNOP)

Tuesday signals the heat returning with a switch to a south wind along with an approaching warm front sweeping through the Panhandle where 90+ degree temperatures will be noticed initially. Moisture will return to the area and dewpoint temperatures will again climb into the 60s bringing back that sticky feel. Afternoon highs will climb into the mid to upper 80s through the Sandhills region eastward. Thunderstorms will begin to brew in the Panhandle and spread east through Tuesday evening.

South winds usher in more humidity fueling storm chances, with 90s returning late week.
South winds usher in more humidity fueling storm chances, with 90s returning late week.(knop)

Ninety degree heat spreads farther east by Wednesday with a pattern that looks suitable for additional thunderstorm chances through Thursday. Temperatures will stay in the 90s through Friday before turning seasonably cooler for the weekend.

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