Severe thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon

Geneva Stokes
May 11, 2018

This will give the atmosphere a chance to recharge for more storm development in the afternoon.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday for the entire CBS 6 viewing area. The primary threats from tonight's storms will be damaging winds and large hail; however, isolated tornadic rotation can not be ruled out, especially for our northernmost counties. Any storms that develop will move quickly east into Nebraska this evening.

In the Omaha area, the weather service said Friday will bring a slight chance of showers and a high in the upper 70s.

There is "some potential for locally heavy rainfall and flooding during this period", the weather service said, before adding there is "considerable uncertainty" in its longer-term forecast. Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 miles per hour are likely.

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A Weather Alert Day has been issued as strong to severe storms will be possible Thursday evening.

The entire weekend is expected to be mostly cloudy, with highs in the low to mid-70s on Saturday and barely reaching 70 degrees on Sunday.

Scattered showers could impact the region until about noon, the weather service said.

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