Several Rounds of Thunderstorms Coming: When, Where, and How Severe

Drying out midweek, storms return Friday
Posted at 5:56 PM, May 19, 2024

Barring some spotty rain in the morning south of I-80, most of Monday should be dry. This will allow temperatures to climb into the low 80s with a mix of clouds and sun. A thunderstorm or two fires in the afternoon is not completely out of the question, but this chance is low.

A better chance of thunderstorms come Monday evening into Tuesday morning. These storms will be scattered through the night and could last into the Tuesday AM commute. A few of these storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds and large hail. However, a tornado can not be completely ruled out.

After some dry time Tuesday morning, our final round of thunderstorms kicks off with a cold front that will move through mid-day on Tuesday. Exactly where this front will be on Tuesday will be key to who sees thunderstorms. Currently, storms look to fire in eastern Nebraska around lunchtime and quickly move into western Iowa by early afternoon. A few of these storms could be strong to severe with large hail, damaging winds, and an isolated tornado possible.

Outside of storms on Tuesday, highs should be in the 70s with strong winds up to 40 mph in the afternoon.

When all this is said and done, 1-3" of rain is possible area-wide from these rounds of thunderstorms. However, some could see higher amounts inside thunderstorms.

Wednesday is quiet and cooler with highs in the low 70s.

We start to warm up Thursday with highs in the upper 70s before storm chances return on Friday into the weekend.

Partly Cloudy
Mainly Dry
High: 82

Mostly Cloudy
Rain and Storms
Low: 64

Mostly Cloudy
Rain and Storms
High: 79

Partly Cloudy
High: 73

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