Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms possible Thursday

9:14 a.m. THURSDAY UPDATE:  The National Weather Service has canceled the Flood Watch for southeast Nebraska.

5:43 a.m. ORIGINAL POST: 

Southeast Nebraska woke up to showers and thunderstorms, some of which dropped heavy amounts of rain early Thursday morning.  Some locations in Jefferson and Fillmore counties received 1″ to 2″ of rain, prompting a Flash Flood Warning being issued for Jefferson County.

Showers, with a few embedded thunderstorms, will be possible through mid-morning (10 a.m.) Thursday.  While we get a few hours to dry out skies will remain mainly cloudy today.  This will help keep temperatures down compared to July 7 standards.  High temperatures will bein the lower to middle 80°s.

We will start to see isolated showers and thunderstorms begin to develop during the afternoon (anytime after 2 p.m.).  They will become more scattered in coverage by late afternoon.  Expect a heavy downpour if you get caught under a thunderstorm.  Showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast through the evening.  A few could linger in to later tonight and early Friday morning.

Because of the heavy rain Thursday morning, and the potential for rain in the afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch.  The watch is in effect through 7 p.m. Thursday.

Flood Watch

Flash flooding will be a possibility, especially late Thursday afternoon and in the evening, for areas that have thunderstorms training over the same locale.

– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer

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