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Two Rounds of Strong to Severe Storms Early in the Workweek

More storms possible later in the week
Posted at 6:55 AM, May 20, 2024

A good part of Monday will be dry with just a few spotty showers to dodge south of I-80 through the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the low 80s.

Shortly after the evening commute, a few spotty storms will start to pop up. More storms will pop up and strengthen through the early night. While anyone could see a storm, a lot of them will be along and north of I-80. Some of these storms could reach severe levels. The main concern with anything severe will be pockets of large hail and damaging winds. While a tornado is not likely in our area, it's not impossible.

After midnight, the storms will continue, but mainly along and north of I-80. Flash flooding will also be possible overnight before the rest of the rain moves out into the Tuesday morning commute.

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.

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 the weekend with temperatures near average, in the mid and upper 70s.

MONDAY
Partly Cloudy
Mainly Dry
High: 83

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly Cloudy
Rain and Storms
Low: 64

TUESDAY
Mostly Cloudy
Strong Storms
Windy
High: 79

WEDNESDAY
Partly Cloudy
Dry Break
High: 75

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