Hot Sunday leads to a cooler week

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - We stay hot again Sunday, but as the upper level ridge begins to break down, a cold front will sag into the area giving us a chance for showers and thunderstorms late. That said, through much of the day, we will again see sun and heat. Afternoon highs top out in the mid to upper 90s again with heat index values in the low 100s. A heat advisory will again be in effect through the afternoon and evening hours for parts of the area. If you plan on being outside, make sure to take it easy and drink plenty of water.

Late in the day, an advancing cold front will bring chances for showers and a few pop up thunderstorms to the area. Some may become strong the severe with the most likely spots to see this being to the north and into the Nebraska Panhandle.

Somewhat cooler weather is then expected next week with highs in the mid to upper 80s to around 90°. More active weather is forecast with daily chances for showers and thunderstorms with a stalled out frontal boundary across the area.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and hot. A small chance for showers and storms in the afternoon becoming mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers and storms Sunday evening. Highs in the mid 90s.

MONDAY: Partly sunny and hot. Highs in the low 90s. Increasing chance for showers and thunderstorms late in the day.

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy and warm but seasonal. Highs in the 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.