Hottest temps to date, projected..
Weather Alert Day for dangerous heatm Wednesday
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb (KNEP) - Last year, it wasn’t until September before North Platte saw 100 degree heat, but its coming earlier in 2021. Wednesday will be a Weather Alert Day for dangerous heat, as afternoon temperatures over North Central and Southwest Nebraska climb into the upper 90s and lower 100s. It could be a record breaking day for North Platte if we reach the forecast high of 104, which would easily break the 100 degree record set way back in 1946. The most recent hottest temperature we’ve seen of the magnitude predicted in the city, occurred 4 years ago when it hit 107 on June 21st of 2017.
A HEAT ADVISORY will go into effect for part of the Greater Nebraska area in the early afternoon until 8 o’ clock Wednesday evening. If your taking in the Nebraskaland Days activities or if your sensitive to the heat in any way, do take precautions as heat illness will certainly be a threat.
On Thursday the 100+ degree heat will reside mainly south of Interstate 80 with 90s everywhere else. A stalled cold front will eventually pass through the region bringing refreshingly cooler but seasonal temperatures throughout the region on Friday. There is a slight chance of evening thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday with small chances again possible Saturday into Monday. It will be a nice reprieve from the heat with temperatures only climbing into the upper 80s Friday into Sunday, before cooling further into the lower 80s early next week.
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