Chance to see rain Tuesday evening after warm, windy day
The warm weather continues on Tuesday with morning temperatures starting on the milder side. Winds have been stronger through the evening hours to help with this, staying out of the south and southwest directions.
High temperatures through the afternoon are going to feel somewhat summer-like again, with the chance to see mid and upper 80s. The air to the south is warm and has moisture that will help drive storm potential for later.
Through the morning hours, sustained winds will likely be anywhere from 10-15 miles per hour, and then jump to 20-25 miles per hour by later in the day. We could see gusts upwards of 30 miles per hour, and there is a Red Flag Warning for counties in central Nebraska and west for risk of fire danger due to their dry conditions. That warning is in effect through the evening.
As for the probability of seeing rain tonight, the models keep pushing the severe risk farther east toward Falls City and Shubert. There’s a chance we do not see any thunderstorms this evening but some light showers after midnight once the cold front passes. However, there is a possibility to hear a rumble of thunder still tonight if storms can fire up sooner than later along the front.
The risk of severe weather remains in the marginal category. The main threats at this time are still wind and hail, but low risks overall. Stay tuned throughout the day and on social media for us to keep you updated on the latest.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum