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Tuesday Forecast: Cooler and stormy weather expected for Tuesday

Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 1:56 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 27, 2021 at 12:35 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Behind a cold front sliding through the state and with an upper level trough moving out of the Rockies, cooler and stormy weather is on the menu for the day on Tuesday with some isolated strong to severe storms possible as well.

Skies become mostly cloudy as we head into the day on Tuesday with cooler weather behind the front. After reaching the 70s, 80s, and low 90s on Monday to start the week, we should see temperatures fall into the upper 40s, 50s, and 60s for the day on Tuesday to go along with breezy northeast winds with sustained winds at 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 30 to 40 MPH possible.

After reaching the 70s, 80s, and 90s on Monday, temperatures will cool back to the 40s, 50s,...
After reaching the 70s, 80s, and 90s on Monday, temperatures will cool back to the 40s, 50s, and 60s for Tuesday.(KNOP)

While some scattered showers or isolated t’storms will be possible in the afternoon, it’s as we head into Tuesday evening that storms are expected to develop across northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska before they slide to the east into the coverage area.

Skies turn mostly cloudy on Tuesday with breezy northeast winds. Showers and thunderstorms are...
Skies turn mostly cloudy on Tuesday with breezy northeast winds. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to impact the area into the evening with isolated severe storms possible.(KNOP)

There is a marginal risk for severe weather in place across much of the coverage area, so some isolated severe storms will be possible. The main threats will likely be large hail, damaging winds, and locally heavy rain, but there is also a low-end tornado threat into Tuesday evening. Chances for some scattered light rain will continue as we head into the day on Wednesday with mostly cloudy skies and seasonally cool weather. For the most part though, mainly dry weather is expected for the second half of the week and into the weekend as a ridge of high pressure slides through the region. Look for temperatures to trend back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s for Thursday and into the weekend.

Temperatures trend cooler for Tuesday and Wednesday before warmer weather returns for the...
Temperatures trend cooler for Tuesday and Wednesday before warmer weather returns for the second half of the week and into the weekend.(KNOP)

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