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Storms Return Tonight and Thursday

Cool & breezy this weekend
Posted at 6:54 AM, Oct 11, 2023

Scattered showers and storms are possible for the Thursday morning commute with temperatures in the 50s and 60s.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy and windy. We should get some dry time for several hours to warm into the low 70s in the afternoon before another round of storms moves through the region toward evening.

A line of storms will start to form in central Nebraska around 3-5 pm, which then moves into east-central Nebraska around 7-8 pm. The storms will likely be in Omaha between around 8-9 pm, then ends by midnight in western Iowa and northwest Missouri. There's a better chance for some of these storms to reach severe levels. Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats. The tornado threat will be mainly focused central to east-central Nebraska, earlier in the evening. Flash flooding is also possible with rain totals of 1-2".

Friday will be a cloudy and windy day with lingering drizzle and rain showers in the morning. It will be colder with highs in the mid 50s. Winds will be strongest Friday evening, gusting to 45mph around Omaha, reaching 50+ mph for locations west of Lincoln.

We'll keep our fingers crossed for the clouds to clear out so we can see the partial solar eclipse overhead Saturday morning, but the clouds could be stubborn. The moon will start to pass in front of the sun in Omaha at 10:24 am. Around 11:48 am, the moon will be blocking about 58% of the sun, but you still need special eclipse glasses to look at the eclipse safely. More of the sun will then start to appear with the eclipse ending at 1:15 pm.

It stays windy Saturday, keeping us cool, with highs in the mid to low 50s.

The wind lightens up Sunday, but we stay cool and partly cloudy with highs in the low 50s.

Temperatures will continue to stay below normal early in the next workweek, in the 50s for Monday and Tuesday.

THURSDAY
Mostly Cloudy
Scattered Morning Storms
Windy
High: 72

THURSDAY NIGHT
Cloudy
Strong Evening Storms

Windy

Low: 52

FRIDAY
Mostly Cloudy
Spotty Showers
Windy
High: 56

SATURDAY
Mostly Cloudy

Breezy

High: 54

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