Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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AWUS83 KGID 171117

Weather Summary for Portions of the Central Plains
National Weather Service Hastings NE
617 AM CDT Sat Jun 17 2017

Following an active late Friday afternoon and evening of severe
thunderstorms that produced several reports of large hail mainly
within far eastern portions of the NWS Hastings coverage area
generally near the Highway 81 corridor...things quieted down for the
overnight hours as storms departed well to the southeast.
However...the early morning hours saw the development of some fog
primarily east of the Highway 281 corridor...affecting places such
as York. Once any morning fog burns off...the two main stories will
involve another risk for severe thunderstorms...although this risk
is generally not as high as it was yesterday...along with the
arrival of a slightly cooler airmass for many. Focusing first on the
thunderstorm risk...there is a Marginal Risk for a few thunderstorms
this afternoon into this evening...mainly southeast of a line from
Alma to Osceola Nebraska...and including North Central Kansas.
Conditions do not appear quite as favorable for very large hail as
yesterday...but a few storms with hail to around quarter size along
with wind gusts to around 60 MPH cannot be ruled out. Turning to the
secondary story for your Saturday...slightly cooler air will move in
from the north as the day goes on...but some folks in the region
will notice it more than others. This is because there will be a
pretty decent north-to-south difference in high
temperatures...ranging from only around 80 degrees north of
Interstate the mid and perhaps even upper 90s in much of
North Central Kansas. Looking beyond today...a stretch of storm-free
and slightly cooler weather is anticipated for Sunday and Monday. In
fact...Sunday may feel somewhat refreshing to many folks tiring of
the recent heat...with highs only in the upper 70s or lower 80s
area-wide. Thereafter...a gradual return to a hotter and more active
weather pattern will get underway...but the best chances of storms
should hold off until Wednesday or Thursday of next week.

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