More storms hammer Lincoln


Southeastern Nebraska was bombarded with storms this afternoon and evening. They started to fire up around 1:00 p.m. around the capitol city and several more followed behind it, with a few becoming severe.

Photos of damage came pouring in from viewers after a majority of the storms brought strong winds and heavy rainfall. Wind gusts up to 45 mph were reported and rainfall totals at 5 p.m. were around 1.25″ for most areas, with a few spots seeing up to 5″. Hail was also common in the storms that turned severe, with confirmed sizes being up to a quarter.

Tree limbs are down all across Lancaster county, cars had to turn around due to flooding on roadways and a fireworks stand was blown over in Hickman. Flooding will remain a concern for the rest of the day with a flash flood warning in in effect until 9:15 PM for southern Lancaster and northern Otoe county.

But we aren’t done with the rain just yet. A cold front will slowly drift eastward overnight resulting in more storms and possible flooding into tomorrow morning. We will see a slight break from the rain Friday before more storms roll in overnight into the weekend.

Make sure to stay updated and watch Channel 8, or go to for the latest updates on the weather.


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