Weather service says weak tornado hits near Ashland

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


The National Weather Service says a weak tornado briefly moved through a rural area between Lincoln and Omaha on Thursday.

The weather service in Valley, just west of Omaha, says the tornado hit just before 5 p.m. Thursday near Ashland as strong thunderstorms moved across the southeastern and eastern portions of Nebraska.

The Saunders County Sheriff’s Department says no injuries or damage have been reported from the tornado.

The weather service says it expects to gather more information on the tornado later Thursday or Friday.