Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
1201 PM CDT Fri May 18 2018

1201 PM CDT Fri May 18 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southwest
Iowa...west central Iowa...east central Nebraska...northeast
Nebraska and southeast Nebraska.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

There will be chances for thunderstorms tonight. A few storms
could reach near severe limits, with hail and gusty winds, mainly
across eastern Nebraska, along and west of a line from around
Beatrice to Schuyler and Center tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Thunderstorms should linger into Saturday. A few non severe storms
will be possible Saturday morning. Lightning will be the main
hazard during this time.  The chance for severe storms will be
increasing in the afternoon and that will last through the
evening. The main hazards during this time are expected to be
hail, strong outflow winds and locally heavy rain, but a few
tornadoes are also possible. The chance for tornadoes is mainly
for southeast Nebraska and the far southern parts of southwest
Iowa. Areas generally south of Interstate 80 are in an enhanced
risk of severe storms.

A few thunderstorms may linger Sunday, then there will be chances
for storms much of the period from Monday night through Thursday.


Spotter activation is not expected today or tonight, but may be
needed on Saturday afternoon and evening in some areas.



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