The heat builds into the weekend..

Published: Jun. 3, 2021 at 8:53 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 12:09 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP)- Since Monday afternoon, high temperatures have progressively climbed each successive day, and that trend will continue before we plateau by Sunday. High pressure in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere are usually attributed to warm or hot, dry conditions and that will be driving our weather through Sunday afternoon.

KNOP Heat Persists 6-4-2021
KNOP Heat Persists 6-4-2021(KNOP Heat Persists 6-4-2021)

Look for more widespread 90s across the region on Friday, but you might find more sweat on your brow on Saturday. While temperatures will again be in the 90s, there will be added humidity making feel a little more uncomforable.

KNOP Weather Outlook 6-4-2021
KNOP Weather Outlook 6-4-2021(KNOP Weather Outlook 6-4-2021)

The focus of the heat will be in the Northern Sandhills and north central parts of the state. Some records highs may be in jeopardy as reading will soar into the high 90s perhaps to near 100 in the Valentine area. It will not be quite as hot toward North Platte and areas in Southwest Nebraska.

A look at forecasted highs versus existing records for Valentine and North Platte for Friday...
A look at forecasted highs versus existing records for Valentine and North Platte for Friday and Saturday.(KNOP)

A low pressure trough will try to push across the state on Sunday but may be stuck with high pressure to the east blocking the advancement. Temperatures will stay warm early next week but there could also be a threat for scattered to isolated thunderstorms, though for now chances remain slight.

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