Cool-down throughout the week may lead up to thunderstorms on the Fourth of July

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - While this week is setting up to be cooler than the last, we are setting up for more thunderstorm activity.

Monday looks to be hot and humid after a few rain chances in the early morning. The afternoon will offer calmer conditions, but the evening will allow for more chances for showers and storms. Scattered severe storms will be possible with strong winds being the main threat.

Tuesday is setting up to be more of the same but our chances for severe weather look to be reduced across Nebraska.

Temperatures look to hover around the upper 80s to lower 90s through the forecast. Almost every evening could see a few chances for showers and storms.

An early look at the Independence Day forecast shows chances for thunderstorms late in the day. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies take us through the first half of the day though, so it won't be a total wash out, but you'll have to keep an eye on the forecast to see how late evening fireworks shows will end up. Afternoon highs are expected to be seasonal, in the upper 80s.

MONDAY: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Increasing chance for showers and thunderstorms late in the day.

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid to upper 80s. A small chance for a pop up shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. Highs in the upper 80s. Small chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Chances for showers and thunderstorms.