A severe storm moved through parts of Nebraska yesterday and there were brief tornado touchdowns in Hall, Hamilton and Thayer Counties. The National Weather Service is calling for another round of severe storms for today and Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says there is a moderate risk for parts of southern Nebraska later today.
Zapotocny says, “We do still have that storm system out to our west but have fronts in our area. As we have another piece of energy that moves into the Plains that will touch off more severe weather and that will extend from Oklahoma to Kansas into southeast Nebraska and parts of Missouri.”
Zapotocny says a lot will depend on how those storms develop later this afternoon and this evening as they move through the area. Most of the stronger storms will be south of the I-80 corridor, especially closer to the Kansas and Missouri borders.
There is a risk of strong wind, hail and isolated tornadoes.
Nebraska is not out of the woods quite yet regarding severe weather. Zapotocny says the stronger part of the storm system will lift northward. There is a larger area at risk of storms on Thursday. This includes eastern Nebraska and western Iowa along the Missouri River. Those storms also have the capability of producing strong wind, large hail and isolated tornadoes.