Just after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Burt County — including the towns of Tekamah, Oakland, and Everett — northwest of Omaha.
NWS advised that radar indicated rotation, and that the storm could include golf-ball sized hail. 3 News Now Meteorologist said the storm was barely moving.
Residents of the area were advised to take shelter immediately. The warning was set to expire at 5 p.m., but was extended to 5:30 p.m.
Tornado Warning including Tekamah NE, Oakland NE, Lyons NE until 5:30 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/zbFGQBQUiT
— NWS Omaha (@NWSOmaha) June 6, 2018
Biggest area of concern for a possible tornado in Burt County is right in the middle of Bell Creek, Oakland, and Everett. Storm barely moving. STAY SHELTERED! Tornado warning through 5: 30 pm. @3NewsNowOmaha pic.twitter.com/Kh0R20nNXh
— Mark Stitz (@MarkStitz) June 6, 2018
Meanwhile, much of the Omaha-metro and surrounding areas were placed in a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Stay with 3 News Now for the latest updates on this storm.