Storms possible in southeast Nebraska Friday night
All eyes are on the potential for strong and severe thunderstorms later this evening and through early Saturday morning. The Storm Prediction Center has already issued a Tornado Watch for portions of central Nebraska. The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Friday night. I would not be surprised if additional watches are issued later.
A stalled front draped over southeast/central Nebraska will keep slowly moving south Friday night and Saturday morning. Along, and just north, of the front thunderstorms will develop Friday evening. The storms are expected to move east, then turn to the southeast overnight reaching the Nebraska/Kansas state line after daybreak Saturday.
Some of the storms will have the potential of producing heavy rain and damaging winds. Large hail is a possibility through sunset and an isolated tornado can not be ruled out, especially through 10 p.m. Friday.
The severe weather threat should quickly diminish after 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday morning.
Showers will remain possible for a few hours Saturday morning. Skies should begin to brighten by afternoon. You should also notice the humidity beginning to decrease, especially by late afternoon/evening. Highs will be in the lower to middle 80°s.
– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer