A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until midnight Friday for southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa. This includes Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln.
Storms are bringing strong winds, rain, hail and the threat of tornadoes. The National Weather Service says a funnel cloud was reported Friday afternoon about three miles west of Algona, Iowa. It reached the ground, but no debris was seen and no damage was reported.
Winds of 65 mph were reported in Estherville, with hail near Armstrong and Lone Rock. A tornado warning was issued late Friday afternoon for parts of Hancock, Humboldt and Kossuth counties in Iowa.
The threat of storms will continue through the weekend. Thunderstorms, locally heavy rain and flash flooding are possible.