Sunny with warm conditions continuing Thursday; Heavy rainfall setting up for the weekend

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Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 5:46 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2023 at 6:39 AM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -SCOTTSBLUFF,Neb.(KNEP)- After a warm and nice day across the region Wednesday, these conditions will continue for our Thursday. These conditions will not last long, with a heavy rainfall setup during the weekend.

As high pressure continues to bring in warm and humid conditions from the Gulf of Mexico air. This will make the airmass sticky and also allowing temperatures to be in the mid to upper 80s during the day Thursday. Sunny to mainly sunny conditions will be the theme during the day with winds around 5 to 15 mph. Overnight lows will drop down into the 50s to near 60, with a slight chance of a thunderstorm later during the night with breezy conditions remaining.

Heavy rainfall is possible to likely over the weekend
Heavy rainfall is possible to likely over the weekend(Andre Brooks)

During the weekend, conditions will go down as a slow moving cold front moving into the area. This front and the available moisture from the gulf will promote widespread rain chances starting Friday, lasting into Sunday. The amount of rainfall that is anticipated during this period will be between 1 to 3 inches of rain with locally higher amounts in heavier thunderstorms. We will keep you posted as this event nears. No severe weather is anticipated during this time frame, but will keep you informed if anything changes. Highs during this time will drop into the low 70s to low 80s with breezy conditions during this duration.