The record-tying warm weather that blanketed Hastings on Sunday will likely stick around a few days before giving way to cooler temperatures later in the week.
Strong south winds pushed the mercury to 68 degrees Sunday, tying the record high set in 1956, said Julia Berg, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Hastings. That’s 27 degrees above the norm for this time of year. And while additional heat records are unlikely at this point, residents can expect above-average temperatures for the week, she said.
A chance of rain creeps into the picture on Thursday, with the high falling to 51. A 43-degree forecast for Friday is still slightly above the seasonal norm.
“We’re going to be above normal for predominantly most of the work week, but it is trending colder for Thursday and Friday,” Berg said. “There is some question as to whether there will be precipitation or not at this point.”