Strong storm system to hit Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Occasional showers will be possible today along with periods of drizzle.

A strong storm system should move across the region Tuesday night through Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible Tuesday night into Wednesday for Central and Eastern Nebraska. Rain could be heavy at times.

In the western third of the state, the precipitation should be mainly snow. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for the Nebraska panhandle Wednesday into Thursday. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for part of Western Nebraska Wednesday into Thursday. Rain could change to snow in Central Nebraska Wednesday night. In Eastern Nebraska, rain could change to snow Thursday.

A Flood Watch is in effect for much of Eastern and Central Nebraska as well as Northern Kansas Tuesday night into Wednesday night. The watch extends into Thursday night for Eastern Nebraska. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3" are possible Tuesday night through Thursday. It will also be windy Wednesday night into Thursday with wind gusts up to 60 mph possible.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Cloudy with a 50% chance for showers and drizzle through out the day. Highs in the 40s to low 50s. South wind at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with showers likely. Scattered thunderstorms possible. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s. South-southeast winds at 10 to 20 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with showers likely. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms possible. Heavy rain could occur at times. Highs in the low 50s to low 60s. Southeast winds at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

THURSDAY: Showers likely in the morning, possibly mixed with some snow. Windy and colder, highs in the mid 30s to around 40.