Look forward to clear skies and a seasonable week
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - On Sunday North Platte saw temperatures in the mid 70s. Clear skies helped warm us up again today, and with little clouds for the next few days, we can expect warming temperatures continuing. However, these temperatures will not continue the summer warmth trend that western Nebraska and the panhandle saw over the past few weeks.
That cooler air will stick around for the first part of the week, with highs being in the low 80s. Clear skies will contribute to heat loss overnight, so lows could get down into the mid to low 40s overnight. As the back end of the high pressure moves into our region, we can expect warmer air from the south to move in, giving us temperatures in the mid 80s by the end of the week, but we will stay clear of the 90s.
As far as rain goes, unfortunately the rain we saw last week didn’t do to much to help the drought. It fell too quickly and evaporated too quickly for us to see any benefit to it. We also shouldn’t expect rain chances for at least the next week. As high pressure moves in and makes itself at home in our dry region, this will only perpetuate the strength of the dry air in our region. The region, especially the panhandle, has a slight chance to see some showers by the end of the week. This won’t make an impact on the drought, though.
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