Nebraskans will want to keep the raincoats and umbrellas handy this week and into next. Becky Kern is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Omaha and says there is a 30% or greater chance of unsettled weather through the Memorial Day weekend.
Kern says, “We do have chances throughout the week, especially heavy rain. There is a lot of moisture with this pattern that we’re in. Outflow from a thunderstorm leaves a little boundary. When we get little disturbances moving through the area, they are hard to figure out where they will be situated.”
Kern says the entire state is in this unsettled pattern but it appears the eastern third of the state may see and feel more of the impact. Kern says, “We have a couple indicators that chances look greater for large hail, damaging wind and even isolated tornados at some point during the week. It looks like better chances will be Tuesday and then again Thursday into Friday.”
There is also a slight risk for excessive rainfall a few days in a row and that could cause flash flooding or rises in rivers. Kern says while you shouldn’t cancel Memorial Day outdoor plans now it is a good idea to keep close tabs on the weather situation this week and next.