Lincoln has a chance of thunderstorms as snow hits the Panhandle

I-80 Sidney exit as the Nebraska Panhandle is hit by snow (Left) and Lincoln 1-80 exit to 27th Street (Right). (Source: Nebraska 511)
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - An upper level low pressure system, surface low pressure system and warm front look to move through the area Tuesday. This will bring us a good chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Rain could be heavy at times. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for part of Southeast Nebraska and Northeast Kansas through this evening. Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms are possible in much of Nebraska and Northern Kansas today. The main threats are large hail and damaging winds. A few isolated tornadoes can't be ruled out.

According to NBC Nebraska News 2, a wintry mix and some light snow accumulations is expected in the Panhandle and Winter Weather advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are in place there through the day. Some parts of western Greater Nebraska could see some of the wintry mix, but accumulation of any frozen precipitation is not expected. Still, take it easy on the roads in these areas as slick spots may exist. This round of rain (and snow) begins to wrap up overnight tonight with a lingering leftover shower possible early Wednesday.

Wednesday will likely be mostly dry with just a small chance for rain very early in the day. Don't get used to that though as another good chance of showers and thunderstorms arrives late Wednesday night into Thursday. Some storms could severe Thursday. The active weather pattern continues with a chance of more showers and thunderstorms Friday through Memorial Day.

Temperatures look to be below average Tuesday before returning to a little above average for the second half of this week.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Mainly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Some storms could be severe. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. East winds at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe. Lows in the mid 40s to around 50. Southeast winds at 10 to 20 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain early, then becoming mostly sunny and breezy. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Southwest winds at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. A chance of showers and thunderstorms returns late Wednesday night.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, especially in the afternoon. Highs in the low to mid 70s.