Strong to severe storms possible Sunday night
A cold front is moving through the region Sunday night. Along the front thunderstorms are developing. Some of the thunderstorms have been, and will continue to be, strong to severe.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for portions of Nebraska. The watch is in effect until midnight Monday.
Thunderstorms will weaken overnight, but rain will continue to fall along, and just behind, the cold front through the overnight and early morning hours Monday (mainly pre-dawn).
The main threat from thunderstorms will be large hail and winds gusting to around 60 mph.
A third threat from the thunderstorms will be the potential for areas of flash flooding. The thunderstorms are moving very slowly, generally 10 to 15 mph. The thunderstorms are also “training”, moving over the same areas, meaning some of the locations under the thunderstorms could receive a lot of rain in a relatively short time period.
Remember, as it gets dark tonight, it is hard to see water covering roadways. If you see water over roadways, remember the saying “turn around, don’t drown”.
– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer