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Turning down the heat....

Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 8:07 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 12:31 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP)- If you were fearing a meltdown, there’s good news. Temperatures are gradually going to be turning cooler through the weekend into next week. Over the next couple of days. a lazy front draped over Southern Nebraska will sag south followed by a secondary cool front that will drop in from the north.

While temps will still be a little above the averages, in the lower 90s, it will feel more...
While temps will still be a little above the averages, in the lower 90s, it will feel more comfortable through the weekend..(KNOP)

Friday and Saturday’s high temperatures will “cool” into the upper 80s to lower 90s, which may not be exactly ‘hoodie’ weather, but will certainly be more comfortable than the low and mid 100s of the last couple of days.

Improving weather on Friday as a cool front saves from further 100 degree heat..
Improving weather on Friday as a cool front saves from further 100 degree heat..(KNOP)
Friday should have a much more pleasant feel as we 'cool' to the low 90s.
Friday should have a much more pleasant feel as we 'cool' to the low 90s.(KNOP)

The general upper level pattern will promote more moisture returning to the area, fueling a mid level disturbance that could bring about a few showers and thunderstorms Saturday evening. The hot weather will become more completely scattered out by another cold front Sunday night into early Monday that will provide better ‘air conditioning’ as well as increased chances for rain to more locations.

First wave of cooler air will drop us into the low 90s but the second wave early next week will...
First wave of cooler air will drop us into the low 90s but the second wave early next week will certainly put us in the comfort zone.(KNOP)

The passage of that front will be like a breath of fresh air as much cooler conditions will be realized on Monday with afternoon highs leveling off in the lower 70s. Beyond that, look for a couple of days of 80+ degree weather before returning to the lower 90s next Thursday.

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