Storms moving out, severe weather threat coming to a close…

2AM SUNDAY – WEATHER UPDATE:

The severe weather and storm threat has now come to a close. Lancaster and Gage counties have now been dropped from the Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

Svr Watch

There is still some rain off to the west, but this activity is NOT severe. It’s just plain ol’ rain! These showers will persist over the next couple of hours.

2021 Klkn

Your Sunday morning looks much drier. We may see a few isolated showers Sunday afternoon with the arrival of a cold front. This cold front will usher in some much cooler air for Monday where highs may not get out of the 70s!

 

Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

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1:30AM SUNDAY – WEATHER UPDATE:

The storms we’ve been tracking all evening have finally arrived in Lincoln. Fortunately, they have arrived in a weakened state. The highest wind gust I’ve seen so far at Lincoln Municipal Airport is 47mph. This is below severe weather criteria, but its still a bit breezy outside!

If these storms were to arrive an hour or two later, the atmosphere may have been in a more optimal state for severe weather. This is good news…we have a lower severe weather threat for Lincoln and we can welcome some rainfall.

2021 Klkn

Many of our western counties have been dropped from the Severe Thunderstorm Watch as the storms have already passed through. I anticipate that Lincoln will be dropped from the watch in the next hour or two as these storms keep pushing eastward.

2021 Klkn

We expect to see some more rainfall throughout the rest of this evening and perhaps into early tomorrow morning, but that activity will be non-severe.

 

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12:30AM SUNDAY – WEATHER UPDATE:

The storms are now moving into Saline and Jefferson counties. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for those counties until 12:45AM. The main threats there being 60mph gusts and penny size hail.

These storms are approaching Lancaster and Gage counties and will likely arrive in the next 1-2 hours (by 1:30-2:30am).

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The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been extended eastward and now INCLUDES Lancaster, Gage, and Pawnee counties. This new extension of the watch will expire at 5AM.

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Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

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11PM SATURDAY – WEATHER UPDATE:

An organized thunderstorm complex is just southwest of the Tri-Cities at this hour, and it’s packing a punch. This storm has a history of producing widespread wind damage in Kansas, and has even done some damage in the southern tier of counties in Nebraska.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, and Webster counties until 11:30PM with the threat of 80mph wind gusts and small hail. A brief tornado cannot be ruled out within these storms. This warning DOES include Hastings. The storms should approach Hastings around 11:30PM

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These storms are still holding on strong, and are still expected to move into a favorable environment for strengthening as they approach Lincoln. Severe weather is NOT out of the question closer to Lincoln. Damaging straight-line winds and isolated reports of large hail are still the main concerns. While I still think that tornadoes are a lesser concern for Lincoln, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few isolated tornadoes in Southeast Nebraska.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch still remains in effect for the shaded counties below…I think Lancaster county will eventually be included within the watch at some point this evening.

Svr Watch

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9PM SATURDAY – WEATHER UPDATE:

The heavy rain associated with the storm complex is finally starting to move into Red Willow county at this hour. There is even a branch of storms cropping up into Furnas county. So this line of storms is slowly but surely heading eastward.

There is still a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for extreme eastern Hitchcock and Red Willow counties until 10PM this evening. The main threat is damaging straight-line winds and some small hail. At 8:59PM, McCook Municipal Airport even reported a 67mph wind gust!

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Another Severe Thunderstorm Warning warning is in effect until 9:45PM for southern Gosper and Furnas counties.

If I’m being honest, this line of storms has weakened a bit over the past few hours…but this is not the end of the severe weather potential. An upper-level disturbance will start to “prime” the atmosphere over the next several hours. So it’s possible that this line of storms may undergo a bit of restrengthening as they continue to push eastward.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains for the shaded counties until midnight.

Svr Watch

I’ll have an update on Channel 8 News starting at 10. Stay tuned!

 

Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

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7PM SATURDAY – WEATHER UPDATE:

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for southwest Nebraska until midnight. Damaging straight-line winds are the main concern, but large hail and some isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. We’ve already seen one Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Chase and Perkins counties.

Svr Watch

These storms are starting to cross the Nebraska-Colorado state line as of 7PM and will continue to push eastward. The Tri-Cities and Lincoln still have quite a few hours to go before any storms approach.

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As these storms continue to roll in, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on-air and online. I’ll have another radar check and a new version of Stormcast to show you on Channel 8 News at 10…stay tuned!

 

Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

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6PM SATURDAY – WEATHER UPDATE:

Strong storms are possible across southern Nebraska Sunday evening and overnight. The Storm Prediction Center has put all of southern Nebraska under a slight risk for severe weather tonight.

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The severe weather threat is greater in southwest Nebraska where damaging winds are the main concern, but large hail and an isolated tornado are also not out of the question.

Lincoln may see damaging straight-line winds with these storms as well, but the potential is a bit on the lower side. Tornadoes look less likely for Lincoln, but isolated reports of large hail cannot be ruled out.

Mb Severe Storm Threat Assessment 4 Categories

As far as timing is concerned, the storms should arrive around 7-10PM for southwest Nebraska:

1mb Stormcast

11PM-2AM near the Tri-Cities:

2mb Stormcast

1-4AM for Lincoln:

3mb Stormcast

These storms should depart the Lincoln area by early tomorrow morning. We’re mostly clear to partly cloudy for your Sunday. An isolated afternoon shower is possible, but we’re otherwise dry. Highs will be in the upper 80s to around 90 for Lincoln.

Mb Tomorrow Fcst

A cold front will swing through Sunday evening, which will result in a significant drop in temperatures for Monday. Highs on Monday may not make it out of the 70s! The cool-down is short-lived however…we’re back into the 90s by the middle of next week!

I’ll be watching these storms throughout the evening and into the overnight hours. We’ll continue to provide updates on-air and on social media…

 

Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

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