OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - A funnel cloud was spotted near the western Iowa towns of Emerson and Hastings on Friday afternoon as a system of storms prompted weather warnings in southeast Nebraska and neighboring counties in Iowa.
Meanwhile, rain and hail affected driving conditions in various parts of western Iowa.
"At 3:38 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Macedonia, or 26 miles southwest of Atlantic, moving northeast at 40mph," the alert states. Shortly thereafter, NWS was also advising about a possible tornado and golf-ball sized hail.
Tornado Watch has been issued for parts of #Nebraska and #Iowa until 9 pm tonight. Be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Watch means there is chance tornadoes can form. pic.twitter.com/H51UWNY2bi