More storms likely Friday evening in Nebraska
Overnight and morning rain has brought a lot of rain to many. Lincoln was able to receive 2.53″ of rain between 9 pm Thursday and 9 am Friday. Other locations were less fortunate. Even so, everyone has the chance to see more precipitation on Friday evening.
The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded much of southeast Nebraska to a moderate risk for severe weather. This is a step up from many of the severe weather events that we have, so it’s important to be weather-aware as we progress into Friday evening.
The mixed bag is possible as far as threats are concerned. Damaging winds are one of the main concerns with these storms, although the environment does appear to support a few tornadoes. If conditions come together just right, a strong tornado cannot be ruled out. Hail is another concern, and given how much rain has fallen in the last 24 hours, flash flooding could be an issue for some.
The radar is likely going to look very messy statewide on Friday. However, by late afternoon, we could be watching more organized activity developing in central Nebraska.
In the 4-7 pm timeframe, these storms will likely be in and around the Tri-Cities. We’re thinking the storms will arrive in Lincoln around the 6-9pm timeframe as of now.
As with all storm events, you have to view these as opportunities for rainfall. Just like storms missed some locations on Thursday night, this could happen on Friday evening too.
After the storms pass, a few overnight showers are possible. However, this activity should be non-severe. While we can’t rule out a stray shower for the first half of Saturday, we dry out on Saturday afternoon despite a cloudy sky.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron