The 3 W’s: Wet – Windy – Wednesday
Rain and wind will rule weather conditions for southeast Nebraska over the next 24 to 36 hours.
An area of low pressure is moving through southwest Nebraska Tuesday night. The low will slide to the southeast overnight. North of the low, rain will develop – first in western Nebraska – then moving east through the overnight, arriving in southeast Nebraska after midnight Wednesday morning. A few thunderstorms in south-central Nebraska could be strong but most likely sub-severe.
Rain should arrive in Kearney and Lexington by midnight. By 1 a.m. in Grand Island and Hastings. After 2 a.m. in Lancaster County (Lincoln).
Expect rain to continue falling throughout the day Wednesday. Some areas could receive 1″ to 2″ of rain by the time it ends early Thursday morning (before sunrise).
While winds will gust to 30 mph overnight, I think wind gusts will decrease Wednesday morning and early afternoon. Winds should begin to increase by late afternoon, gusting to 35 mph out of the northwest. The wind will stay up overnight Wednesday and through the day Thursday.
– Chief Meteorologist John Dissauer