Clinging to Summer...
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Temperatures across the Greater Nebraska will make a wholesale push into the lower 90s on Tuesday, as we hold on to that summer-like feel as long as we can. Temperature may not be quite as warm as they could be this week as smoke crossing the Rockies from the California wildfires filters the sunshine costing us a degree or two. Temperatures Wednesday into the Thursday will comfortably be in the mid 80s before a cold front passes through, making it a challenge to warm beyond the upper 70s on Friday.
While the temperatures will continue to be pleasant through next weekend into early next week, rain clouds will be a rarity which doesn’t help the drought situation across Western Nebraska. Some passing fronts could be the trigger for a few isolated showers and thunderstorms but there doesn’t appear to be much of the deeper moisture required to provide anything meaningful. Be mindful that each passing day without rain only elevates the wildfire threat. Of special concern is Thursday where winds will shift to a southwest direction, more efficiently drying out the air leading to an increased threat.
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