A hot day in Nebraska will be followed by storms overnight. Becky Kern is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service says there is a big disturbance moving across the northern plains and conditions will be very unstable this afternoon. She says there will be a lot of fuel for these storms.
Kern says, “These will be developing around the Valentine area of Nebraska probably around 6 o’clock tonight. They will be rolling east, southeast and come in with a vengeance towards the midnight hour.” That is when they are expected to hit the Omaha metro area.
The storm is capable of producing 60 to 70 mph wind. There might be a little hail but wind is the main threat with the initial round. Rain will be very heavy and that could cause some localized flooding.
Kern says, “We are looking at and trying to analyze the new model runs that are coming in and there may be another round of really strong storms coming in so we may not be one and done. There might be a secondary round coming through an hour or two after the first round again producing wind and heavy rain.”
This serves at a warning to anyone camping tonight or those who have a tent booth at a festival. Kern says it is a good idea to secure all tents, awnings or lawn furniture before going to bed tonight because they may not be there in the morning.