It is going to be a very stormy week across Nebraska. Brian Barjenbruch is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service and says a steady stream of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is heading this way. That combined with a strong jet stream will trigger warm temperatures and storms.
Barjenbruch says there could be strong storms starting this evening in central and possibly northeast Nebraska into the overnight hours. Those storms will set up a front that will carry into Tuesday.
Barjenbruch says, “Tomorrow looks like a day where we will probably have some super cell thunderstorms capable of very large hail, strong winds and maybe a tornado or two. It will be very good day to be weather aware. A super cell is a thunderstorm that rotates. They don’t all produce tornadoes by any means but the storms that most effective in producing severe weather like hail, strong winds and the occasional tornado. It is a certain type of storm we look for in trying to predict how severe storms could be in the next few days.”
On Wednesday, the front will shift to the southeast but some areas of Nebraska could still some severe storms. Barjenbruch says that front will shift back to the north on Thursday and again southeast Nebraska could see another round of severe weather in the early afternoon hours.
Barjenbruch it would be a good idea today to check your storm shelter to make sure you are ready in case you have to take cover.