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Another Sizzler Wednesday

Temperatures will respond by climbing into the upper 90s to low 100s as upper level high...
Temperatures will respond by climbing into the upper 90s to low 100s as upper level high pressure builds into the Plains.(KNOP)
Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 8:46 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2021 at 12:37 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Wednesday of last week we were sizzling in 103 degree heat and this week won’t be too much different. Temperatures will respond to an upper level ridge of high pressure building into the the region, with afternoon highs projected into the upper 90s and lower 100s across Western Nebraska. A Heat Advisory will be in effect Wednesday afternoon from southwest to north central parts of the state including North Platte, Lexington and Broken Bow for ‘feels like’ temperatures ranging from 100 to 105...hot enough to produce heat stress or illness for those sensitive to the heat.

There will be a threat of heat related illness as the 'feels like' temperature climbs into the...
There will be a threat of heat related illness as the 'feels like' temperature climbs into the 100 to 105 range.(KNOP)
Highs expected to soar into the upper 90s to low 100s.
Highs expected to soar into the upper 90s to low 100s.(KNOP)

An upper level disturbance will track out of the High Plains that could trigger a few isolated to widely scattered storms in the Panhandle. If they develop they will track into the Northern Sandhills to near the North Platte area by the mid evening of Wednesday. Instability will be high with the heat in place so there is a 2 in 5 chance that storms could produce large hail and/or damaging winds.

With the heat and instability if scattered storms from as forecast, they could be strong enough...
With the heat and instability if scattered storms from as forecast, they could be strong enough for large hail and damaging winds.(KNOP)

The heat will last only a day. Thursday’s highs will be near 90 but much cooler air will invade Friday into Saturday with readings struggling to make 80. Rain and thunderstorms are likely Thursday evening into Friday with only small chances for storms during the weekend.

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