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Weather Summary for Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
415 AM CDT Tue Aug 15 2017

Scattered showers and thunderstorms develop right around midnight
near Albion and northwest of Columbus, with those storms expanding in
coverage as they drifted east and northeast across northeast
Nebraska. By 4 AM, most of the activity extended from just west of
West Point to near Norfolk, Bloomfield and Niobrara. Skies were
mostly cloudy across the rest of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa.
Temperatures at 4 o`clock ranged from the middle 60s to lower 70s,
with east winds at 5 to 10 mph.

The low pressure system causing morning thunderstorms from northern
Nebraska into South Dakota will move from the High Plains of western
Nebraska and eastern Colorado, to central Nebraska and South Dakota
by late this afternoon, then progress into eastern Nebraska by
sunrise Wednesday. Scattered thunderstorms will remain possible along
and ahead of this system during the day, with storms becoming likely

All of South Dakota and Nebraska, as well as northern and western
Iowa and western Kansas could see storms develop at just about any
time during the day. Some severe storms are possible from northeast
Nebraska into western Kansas where hail and damaging winds could
occur. Then overnight, while thunderstorms are possible over most of
Mid America, storms are most likely from eastern South Dakota through
the eastern half of Nebraska. Locally heavy rainfall is possible in
these areas.

Outside of thunderstorms, expect mostly cloudy skies today, with
cloudy skies across the whole region overnight. Afternoon highs today
will range from the 70s in South Dakota to the 90s in Kansas. Then
overnight lows will fall back into the 60s and lower 70s, except for
western Nebraska where lows in the 50s are forecast.

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