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Severe weather threat Tuesday

Rain, storms, and Cristobal remnants
Posted at 1:54 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 18:33:58-04

After starting June with a streak of 90-degree days (June 1st through the 8th), some relief is finally on the way!

Today (Monday, June 8th), a cold front will continue dropping southward and move into north-central Nebraska. This front will kick off strong to severe storms in north-central Nebraska and north through the Dakotas and into northwestern Minnesota. The front will keep moving southeast and arrive in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa on Tuesday.

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As the front moves through, there is a chance for more strong to severe storms on Tuesday, especially in southeastern Nebraska. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats, but a tornado or two will also be possible. The time frame for severe weather looks to be after 3 pm and through the early evening. Rain and some storms will continue into the early morning hours of Wednesday. Parts of southeastern Nebraska and southwestern Iowa could see 1-2 inches of rain with isolated spots up to 3 inches.

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The remnants of what was tropical storm Cristobal (now a tropical depression) will be bringing up a lot of moisture from the Gulf, helping to feed some of the rain and storms in our area, but also impacting parts of eastern Iowa. A Flash Flood watch will be in effect for most of eastern Iowa on Tuesday with one to three inches of rain possible along with some isolated spots up to four inches.

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Keep in mind it will also be very windy late Tuesday into Wednesday across much of Nebraska and Iowa with wind gusts anywhere from 50-65 mph.

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