Strong to Severe Storms Possible in Eastern Nebraska Saturday
Large hail and strong wind gusts are the primary hazards
UPDATED 6:55 p.m.
The TORNADO WARNING has expired for Cass and Sarpy counties, however additional thunderstorms are developing directly behind this system, both with the possibility of containing hail and heavy rain.
UPDATED 6:45 p.m.
This storm has intensified into a severe storm, developing a funnel cloud and spurring a TORNADO WARNING for east central Sarpy and northeastern Cass counties. Quarter-sized hail is also a threat with this storm. Located near Offutt Air Force Base, the storm is moving northeast at 25mph. Take shelter immediately if in those areas!
UPDATED 5:11 p.m.
Small hail reported in the thunderstorm tracking east of Lincoln, heading toward the Ashland and Omaha area.
UPDATED 4:45 p.m.
A small thunderstorm has developed to the southeast of Lincoln and is currently travelling northeast. This system is currently delivering brief periods of heavy rain and lightning. Although it is strengthening as it travels, it does not appear to be producing hail.
UPDATED 2:11 p.m.
Isolated strong to severe storms continue to be possible during our late afternoon hours as instability builds in the air.
Quarter-sized hail, wind gusts of 60mph and a brief tornado could occur within these storms. Severe hail and strong wind gusts have the potential damage, therefore this afternoon is a good time to park the car in the garage and secure outdoor furniture.
POSTED 10:05 a.m.
The Channel 8 Storm Alert Team is reporting that possibly severe storms will fire up this afternoon and evening across portions of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Large hail and strong wind gusts would be the primary hazards but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
Storms may begin to form after noon across southeast Nebraska and quickly spread northeast along a warm front.
Any storms that do develop near this front will be during the evening hours across portions of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.
Large hail and strong wind gusts would be the primary hazards but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.