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Storms, Flooding Tonight and Again Tuesday

A wet start to Memorial Day weekend
Posted at 5:17 PM, May 20, 2024

The storms will continue overnight and pockets of hail will be possible in addition to heavy rain. Flash flooding will also be possible overnight before the rest of the rain moves out into the Tuesday morning commute.

Another round of storms will be possible during the Tuesday morning commute, capable of strong winds and heavy rain. Watch out for flooded roadways. This morning round of rain will clear up before 9 a.m.

A cold front will then move from west to east through the region between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday. Ahead of the front, there will be a broken line of storms, which will likely also be strong to severe at times. These likely get to Omaha shortly after the the lunch hour. The severe weather threat will increase as the storms pass through our area, putting western Iowa under a greater threat compared to eastern Nebraska. Like Monday, the severe storms could produce pockets of large hail, but damaging wind will probably be more common. The tornado threat will also be higher Tuesday, especially in Iowa.

Tuesday will also be windy and a touch cooler, with highs in the upper 70s, depending on the exact timing of the cold front and storms.

Wednesday will be a lot more quiet with some sunshine and mid 70s.

We warm up into the upper 70s Thursday. While most of the day will be dry, another round of scattered rain and storms will arrive late Thursday and continue Friday.

We'll keep a small chance for rain around over Memorial Day weekend with temperatures near average, in the mid and upper 70s.

TUESDAY
Mostly Cloudy
Strong Storms
Windy
High: 79

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly Clear
Less Windy
Low: 51

WEDNESDAY
Partly Cloudy
Dry Break
High: 75

THURSDAY
Partly Cloudy
Rain Late
High: 80

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