A pop-up thunderstorm in eastern Nebraska this morning is just a warm-up of what is yet to come. Becky Kern is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service and says it will warm up significantly late this morning into the afternoon hours and that will serve as fuel for another round of storms.
Kern says, “If you can imagine a line from south to north from the Kansas border around Fairbury up to Columbus and up to Wayne and Sioux City. That line and points east are at the most risk today. Tornadic activity will be most likely be along southeast of the I-80 corridor.”
The severe storms will develop around 2 or 3 o’clock this afternoon and move out of the area by 8 or 9 o’clock tonight.
Threats with this storm include 1 to 2 inch diameter hail, 70 mph wind and locally heavy rain of up to two inches.