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Tuesday Forecast: More of the same with sunshine, warm, and humid weather

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 3:19 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2021 at 12:40 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - An upper level ridge of high pressure will headline the forecast over the course of the coming days as hot, humid, and mainly dry weather is on tap for most, it not all, of the next week.

Temperatures on Tuesday afternoon should range from the mid 80s to the upper 90s.
Temperatures on Tuesday afternoon should range from the mid 80s to the upper 90s.(KNOP)

By Tuesday afternoon, we should again be seeing warm, humid, and dry weather across the state. Look for some fair weather cumulus into the afternoon hours with some hazy sunshine as wildfire smoke drifts through the area. Afternoon temperatures - much like the last few days - should reach from the mid 80s to the mid 90s with the warmest readings across the Nebraska Panhandle.

KNOP FORECAST MAP 7-19-2021
KNOP FORECAST MAP 7-19-2021(KNOP FORECAST MAP 7-19-2021)

The extended forecast is highlighted by what should be a rather brutal stretch of heat and humidity late this week and into the upcoming weekend. As a dome of high pressure settles over the area, temperatures should eventually climb into the mid and upper 90s by late this week. Combine those air temperatures with dew points still sitting in the 60s to low 70s and afternoon heat index values will likely be between 100° and 105° at times later this week. Mainly dry weather will continue through this week with some small chances for rain creeping into the forecast by the weekend and into early next week.

KNOP Heat Dome 7-19-2021
KNOP Heat Dome 7-19-2021(KNOP Heat Dome 7-19-2021)

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