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Severe Storms Possible Overnight

Cooling off late in the week
Posted at 4:58 AM, Oct 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-12 22:23:04-04

A few spotty showers move into eastern Nebraska late tonight, but the stronger storms hold off until after midnight. They arrive from the west, first in eastern Nebraska between 1 and 2 am. This is when the storms could be at their strongest. Storms then expand east overnight, slowly weakening the later it gets. They may not arrive in Omaha until around 3 am, followed slightly later in western Iowa. The worst of the storms will be over before the morning commute.

The biggest unknown is how quickly the storms will weaken overnight. The area of more likely severe weather will be southwest of Omaha, but anyone could see a severe storm if they hold their strength overnight. The biggest concern will be damaging winds and a few pockets of large hail along with the heavy rain and lightning.

As the storms move in, the wind will also be blowing stronger, gusting over 40 mph overnight. Winds stay strong most of Wednesday, finally weakening as we head into Wednesday night.

Other than being windy, it will also be cooler Wednesday. Skies clear during the day, but we only warm into the upper 60s. While cooler, that's average for this time of year.

We continue to cool off in the second half of the workweek. Thursday will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid 60s. A few spotty showers are possible late in the day. We then fall closer to 60 Friday afternoon.

The sunshine is back in full force this weekend, warming us into the mid 60s Saturday, then near 70 on Sunday.

WEDNESDAY
Clearing Skies
Windy
High: 68

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly Clear
Chilly
Low: 45

THURSDAY
A Few Clouds
Spotty Rain Late
High: 65

FRIDAY
Mostly Sunny
Cooler
High: 60

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