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.
Construction of the Pinnacle Bank Arena is officially complete and the city of Lincoln is now in possession of the $179 million building.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports fences came down over the weekend and the city received an occupancy permit Monday.
Mortenson Construction will receive a bonus for finishing the job early, though arena coordinator Dan Marvin says there still is a bit of work to be finished inside. Those projects include finish work on the concession stands.
The first events will be Friday and Saturday, when the University of Nebraska-Lincoln holds graduation ceremonies.