A heat advisory is in effect for Antelope County from 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 29.
The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a heat advisory, which is in effect from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Heat index values will be mostly in the 100 to 107 degree range for Saturday afternoon and evening. Actual temperatures will be in the 90s, but the humidity will make it feel hotter. Conditions may be similar on Sunday, but an advisory has not been issued for Sunday at this time.
The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.
The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwesternn Antelope County until 10:30 a.m.
60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail is expected. Hail damage to vehicles is expected, as well as wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.
At 9:57 a.m., a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles northeast of Page or 16 miles east of O'Neill, moving southeast at 30 MPH.
Locations impacted include Orchard, Royal, the Highway 14 and 59 junction and Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park.
Isolated thunderstorms are likely Tuesday morning with severe weather conditions likely in the afternoon.
According to the National Weather Service, Antelope County and much of Northeast Nebraska will see more rain throughout the day with a 90 percent chance. Despite a high temperature of just 57, severe storms remain likely in the afternoon.
The rain will continue in the evening with a 100 percent chance overnight, along with more thunderstorms.
On Wednesday, rain chances will dip to just 40 percent with showers likely in the evening.
Neligh-Oakdale will have a regular start Friday for high school. There will be no elementary school as planned originally.
District music will go on as scheduled. Superintendent Scott Gregory said the school will excuse tardies and absences due to weather.
Bus drivers will call parents if roads look problematic for pick up.
Elgin Public, Pope John and St. Boniface students will have late starts tomorrow.
Elgin Public will begin at 10 a.m., while Pope John and St. Boniface will start at 9:50 a.m. There will be no preschool. The south bus route will not run on Friday.
As of now, the District Music Contest in Wisner will run as scheduled. Elgin students will leave at 6:30 a.m. from the school. Band and choir members will need to have themselves and their equipment loaded and ready by 6:30 am. Band director Eric Heithoff expects to return to Elgin sometime between 4-4:30 p.m.
"For those members that did not get their polo yet, I have them at the school. Make sure to wear an under armor or cotton t-shirt underneath," Heithoff said. "If anything comes up between now and leave time (or after leave time for that matter), you can call me on my cell at 402-992-7829. If I don't answer, leave a voicemail. Also feel free to email me at email@example.com or text my cell as well."
It's been a busy day for first responders, road workers and linemen as Winter Storm Wesley bears down on Antelope County.
By early afternoon on Thursday, the Antelope County Sheriff's Department said they had responded to multiple accidents, including several semis that had jackknifed on the highway. The Nebraska Department of Transportation said highways are rapidly deteriorating, as is visibility.
The Elkhorn Rural Public Power District and Nebraska Central Public Power District reported multiple power outages through Antelope and Knox counties and said linemen were on scene.
The City of Neligh declared a snow emergency and asked that all vehicles be removed from city streets.
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