Published: Sat, May 05, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Forecast: Another chance of severe weather for the Omaha area today

Forecast: Another chance of severe weather for the Omaha area today

The warm sector can have severe storms, but moving through in the morning makes widespread severe weather unlikely right now.

The storm was expected to damage roofs, siding and trees with 60 miles per hour wind gusts and residents were are advised to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building for safety. However, a few pop-up storms are possible this afternoon, mainly after 4:00 PM.

The weather brought hail, thunderstorms and tornadoes to the area that included Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

But the worst is to come tonight, when residents of central USA states are advised to stay put with their phones charged and audible alerts enabled to be ready to react properly to potential devastation.

Thunderstorms will continue into Thursday in central and southern Oklahoma, and they could potentially be severe.

In fact, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska have yet to see a tornado this year; typically, there would have been almost 50 tornadoes across these three states by the end of April.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Prior to the watch being issued, the Storm Prediction Center again expanded its moderate risk area for Wednesday's potential. Some of the storms could be severe.

Some of these same areas were struck with severe weather late Tuesday. "Tomorrow evening and overnight are when we are more concerned, and if you live anywhere across the area, you should prepare for the possibility of severe thunderstorms and possibly tornadoes during this period", Bowers said.

Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny tells KMA News that damaging wind gusts and heavy rain were reported in parts of Shelby County.

The first set of showers and storms arrives early Wednesday morning, in the form of a weakening line of thunderstorms.

Another chance of rain is forecast for early next week.

Thunderstorms now extend from Central Oklahoma into Southwest Texas this morning.

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