Tornadoes and large hail expected

The next few hours will be very active across southeastern Nebraska as severe weather is expected until 10:00 p.m. for most of the region.
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The next few hours will be very active across southeastern Nebraska as severe weather is expected until 10:00 p.m. for most of the region. Storms will fire up along a cold front and low pressure system moving eastward. Some storms will be capable of producing all types of severe threats including hail, high winds, flooding and even a few tornadoes.

A Tornado Watch has been issued until 10:00 p.m. for Butler, Cass, Clay, Douglas, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, and York counties. If your county is listed until this Tornado Watch, make sure you have a safe place to go to this evening and stay up to date on the KLKN app, our social media pages or live streams.

On top of the Tornado Watch, a High Wind Warning in effect through 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. Wind gusts up to 60 mph are expected across eastern Nebraska. This is strong enough for trees or power lines to be blown down and could cause power outages.

The storms will likely linger into the area throughout the early morning hours tomorrow bringing several inches of rain. As a result, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect until early Wednesday morning for several southeastern Nebraska counties. Rainfall rates could be greater than 1 inch per hour and portions of the region could receive 1-4 inches of rain total.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook @klkntv or watch us live for updates as these storms push through the region.

Meteorologist Brittany Foster

@BrittFosterKLKN

bfoster@klkntv.com

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