A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for areas west of Omaha until 11 p.m.; however, the metro area will likely have thunderstorms on and off throughout the overnight.
The assistant state fire marshal has been promoted into the top job.
On Wednesday the office of Governor Dave Heineman said Jim Heine would become fire marshal. Heine has been acting state fire marshal since January. He took over for John Falgione, who retired on Dec. 28.
The 59-year-old Heine, of Lincoln, was assistant fire marshal for six years and a deputy state fire marshal for 17 years before that. The governor's office says Heine has been a volunteer firefighter for more than 30 years.
Heine's salary will be $74,000.