Eastern Nebraska, Southwest Iowa Could See Severe Storms Today

Tabitha Dunn
June 30, 2017

Thursday should be partly sunny, with a high near 79 and west winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Already this afternoon, some severe storms have popped up in northeast Nebraska. Lincoln is still under a low risk for tornadoes or flash flooding, though an isolated tornado is possible.

The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded much of Northwest Arkansas to an "Enhanced" risk of severe storms, and brought parts of the River Valley up to the "Slight" risk. for Friday and Friday night.

The National Weather Service said the area should see a round of storms Wednesday morning into the early afternoon, and another round during the late afternoon into the evening, with the severe threat during the later round. With ongoing storms this morning the question remains how long will they last? Scattered storms should form by mid-afternoon across these areas, with large-scale lift aided by an approaching mid-level trough over Montana.

Highs will still be warm and humid in the upper 80s-low 90s but may be cooler in the low-mid 80s if clouds stick around. Storms could bring large hail and damaging wind.

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This weekend is turning out to be drier especially Sunday with the storm chance returning late Sunday (likely after sunset but will keep the storm chance in just in case storms develop late afternoon). The threat is expected to be slightly more widespread in areas of northeastern Colorado than farther north as instability should be limited with northward extent.

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It has been weeks since central Oklahoma has received rain, that looks to change Friday, but thunderstorms on Friday may be severe.

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