Storm chances return Tuesday

After a one-day break from storm chances, they return on Tuesday. The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of western Nebraska under a Level 1/5 risk for severe weather with the primary concerns being wind and hail. This zone goes as far east as Grand Island and Fairbury, which likely marks the eastern edge of any severe weather potential on Tuesday.

Severe Weather Outlook

Storms will develop on Tuesday morning in southwest Nebraska, any one of which could be on the stronger side. These may eventually drift into south-central Nebraska. Meanwhile, regular old showers look likely in central Nebraska early Tuesday. Those will move into eastern Nebraska more on a spotty basis.

By afternoon and evening, we could see more scattered storms develop. It’s a messy pattern, but it does appear that any severe weather misses Lincoln to the southwest. Even in those areas, severe weather is not guaranteed.

Stormcast Tuesday 3

Temperatures have a decent shot at reaching the low-80s in Lincoln, but that also hinges on what storms do. I suspect we’ll have a rush of rain-cooled air stabilizing our temperatures by late afternoon. As a result, highs may occur in the early afternoon hours.

Stormcast Temperatures

As with all of the rain chances in the last week, the scattered nature of these storms means that some may miss out. Nevertheless, there are more opportunities in the days to follow.

Scattered storms appear possible on Wednesday, though the best chances still will be in western Nebraska. A stronger storm system arrives on Thursday, perhaps giving eastern Nebraska its best storm chance of the week.

Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

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