Severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings targeted at least a dozen counties in eastern Nebraska Monday morning. Those storms were packed with large hail and heavy rain.
National Weather Service – Valley Meteorologist David Eastlack says eastern Nebraska is in the moderate category for severe weather this afternoon and evening as well. He says later today the most severe weather will likely impact northeast Nebraska, southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa. Residents there can expect heavy rain, hail, strong wind an there is also the possibility of tornadoes.
Severe weather has been common place for the past two weeks and we have seen an abnormal amount of hail. Eastlack says the gulf opened to allow significant moisture into the Plains. That combined with the instability from daytime heating and strong atmospheric sheer merged over Nebraska. The combination of those factors form hail.
Nebraskans are advised to keep informed of weather situations today and be ready to take shelter if needed.