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Weather Summary for Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
408 AM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

A large area of showers and thunderstorms extended from northeast
Nebraska into central Nebraska this morning. The storms in eastern
Nebraska were drifting slowly north, with some moderate to heavy
rainfall noted from Surprise, David City and Columbus, north to
Norfolk, Pierce and Royal. Cloudy skies covered the rest of eastern
Nebraska and southwest Iowa this morning, with temperatures at 4 AM
ranging from the middle 60s to the middle 70s. The coolest reading
was 65 degrees at Norfolk, with the warmest 75 at Beatrice.

A low pressure system extending from southern South Dakota through
western Kansas this morning will slowly move east to a southwest
Minnesota to western Iowa and eastern Kansas line by late today, then
into eastern Iowa and Missouri by Thursday morning. Widespread
showers and thunderstorms will accompany this system eastward, with
most of Mid America seeing a chance for thunderstorms.

Occasional thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rainfall will cover
most of the eastern half of Nebraska into northern Kansas this
morning, expanding into western Iowa and western Iowa, western
Missouri and eastern Kansas this afternoon. Severe thunderstorms with
hail and damaging winds are possible this afternoon from Iowa into
eastern Kansas. During the evening, most of the precipitation will
move east of South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas by midnight, with
thunderstorm chances continuing over Iowa and Missouri.

Skies should be mostly cloudy across the region today, with clearing
from west to east this afternoon and tonight behind any
precipitation. High temperatures this afternoon are forecast to
remain in the 70s in most of Nebraska and South Dakota, with 80s to
the south and east in Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. Lows tonight should
range from the 50s in South Dakota and the western half of Nebraska,
to the 60s from Iowa through Missouri and Kansas.

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