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WEATHER ALERT DAY: Severe storms expected Wednesday night

Published: May. 25, 2021 at 2:53 PM CDT|Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 9:22 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - It will be short lived, but some really nice weather is expected as we head into most of the day on Wednesday. Sunshine and pretty comfortable conditions are expected for most of the day before a strong line of thunderstorms is expected to barrel through the state Wednesday evening, Wednesday night, and into early on Thursday.

Mainly sunny skies are then expected for most of the day on Wednesday before clouds and thunderstorms roll in from the west by Wednesday night.

Mainly clear, quiet conditions are expected tonight. Mainly sunny skies are expected for most...
Mainly clear, quiet conditions are expected tonight. Mainly sunny skies are expected for most of Wednesday before clouds and thunderstorms arrive Wednesday evening.(KOLN)

There is a MODERATE risk (4 out of 5) across parts of southwestern into south central Nebraska where damaging wind gusts are expected to be a very high threat as complex of thunderstorms is expected to race across the state. Tornadoes are also possible, especially in the Moderate(red) area. Locally heavy rain and flash flooding will also be an issue with this thunderstorm complex from Wednesday night and into early Thursday as much of the area in south central into southeastern Nebraska could see several inches of rain.

A Moderate risk for severe weather for parts of south central and southwestern Nebraska late...
A Moderate risk for severe weather for parts of south central and southwestern Nebraska late Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night. Large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are possible in this red area.(1011 Weather Team)

Wednesday afternoon should be a bit more comfortable as dew points should be lower across the area. Look for highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s across the state with east and southeast winds for Lincoln and eastern Nebraska at 5 to 15 MPH.

Temperatures will range from the mid 70s to mid 80s on Wednesday afternoon.
Temperatures will range from the mid 70s to mid 80s on Wednesday afternoon.(KOLN)

Wednesday is likely one our last “warmer” days we see for a bit as the forecast then trends cooler as we head towards the holiday weekend and into next week as temperatures are forecast to fall into the 60s to low 70s across the area. The weather pattern though remains busy as another round of rain will be possible into the holiday weekend. In fact, rainfall potential over the next week is quite high as much of the state could see several inches of rain through the next week. A good chunk of that rain is expected Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning as a strong line of storms sweeps across the state, but another good chunk of that rain could fall through the holiday weekend.

Heavy rains will be possible over the next week with much the state having the potential for 2"...
Heavy rains will be possible over the next week with much the state having the potential for 2" to 4" of rain through the holiday weekend.(KOLN)
One more warm day is expected on Wednesday before the forecast trends cooler into the holiday...
One more warm day is expected on Wednesday before the forecast trends cooler into the holiday weekend.(KOLN)

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