Parts of Nebraska should be on the lookout for severe weather late this afternoon and evening. National Weather Service – Omaha Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says a cold front and a warm front will collide and likely cause severe weather.
Zapotocny says we have very warm and unstable air mass in place over Nebraska. A cold front is moving in from Montana and Wyoming. There have been big storms in the last 24 hours north on Nebraska. The severe weather action should hit sometime this afternoon and then through the evening hours.
Zapotocny says storms are likely anywhere ahead of and along the cold front. Damaging wind, heavy rainfall, hail and tornados are possible. Those in the eastern half of the state are more likely to experience severe weather.
Zapotocny says, “The stronger and more frequent severe weather will be north of I-80 but we still have a risk of severe weather to the south and heavy rain too depending on where the front ends up. When the fronts slow down they can put down some heavy rain.” Anywhere from 1/3 to an inch or more is possible.
There is a chance for severe weather lingering Tuesday and Wednesday. Zapotocny says as the front moves to the north it will slow over the state bring with it the risk of more severe weather and rain. The greatest chance for storms those days is southern Nebraska.