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Enjoy the heat while it lasts...

Published: Sep. 5, 2020 at 8:19 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - We felt the summer heat on Saturday reaching a high in the triple digits. During the overnight/ early morning hours, a low-pressure system will move across the Northern High plains which will pull a cold front through western and central Nebraska. Although it is a cold front, this is a weak system and will only cool us a few degrees for the last day of our final holiday weekend for the summer. Temperatures should be very similar to Saturday’s. Forecasted highs for North Platte on Sunday will be very close to the triple digits with mostly sunny skies. And all of Nebraska will be staying in the upper 90s. It will be a day filled with very hot weather and little relief from the direct sunlight.

Temperatures will almost reach the triple digits on Sunday in North Platte.
Temperatures will almost reach the triple digits on Sunday in North Platte.(Jessica Raney)

These hot summer conditions will not last long since another cold front will move through on Labor Day bringing us highs in the upper 70s. Another, much stronger front will drop south Monday evening, bringing us much colder Canadian air. Showers and a few thunderstorms will first develop in Northern Nebraska in the afternoon, with widespread precipitation spreading south with the front through Monday evening and overnight.

Sunday evening a cold front will move through giving us releif from these summer temperatures....
Sunday evening a cold front will move through giving us releif from these summer temperatures. But MUCH cooler temperatures are on the way.(Jessica Raney)

Rain is expected to continue through Tuesday and areas of the Panhandle could even see some snow!!! Yes, it is only September!! Highs on Tuesday will only make it into the upper 40s with feels like temperatures being in the 30s. This is about 50 degrees cooler than we will be on Sunday. Come Wednesday most of the precipitation should have already passed through our area leaving us with partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 50s. Cooler conditions are expected through Friday night when we warm back into the 20s on Saturday.

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