Weather Alert Day Again Wednesday for Dangerous Heat
Dry and sunny today; the heat breaks approaching the weekend with more moisture chances
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) SCOTTSBLUFF Neb. (KNEP)- As an upper level ridge of high pressure remains centered over the Great Plains, it will continue to be hot, with the peak of the heating for the week expected on Wednesday.
Temperatures in the 100s will become more widespread through the western part of the state, where humidity will be a little lower allowing the thermometer to climb more readily.
A Heat Advisory will continue to be in effect through Wednesday evening for heat index values, or what the temperature will feel like to the skin...from 100 to 110 degrees region wide.
Thursday will be hot, but not AS hot as Wednesday as an upper level disturbance tracks through the Northern Plains into the Great Lakes dragging a weak cold front behind it. So we’ll go from the 100s of Wednesday to the lower 90s across much of the Sandhills while the lower southwest continues to bake in the upper 90s to low 100s. We’ll open the door for scattered thunderstorms Thursday and Friday night. Moisture in the air will be more enhanced later in the week so locally heavier rain could be possible. Temperatures will gradually cool into the 80s for the weekend.
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