It's not completely uncommon to see severe storms in late October but it sure is rare. There's a slight risk for severe storms on Wednesday afternoon to the south of the metro.
Storms develop during the early morning hours across central Nebraska and shift eastward towards the metro during the late morning hours on Wednesday. The hour-by-hour forecast shows the best chance for showers and storms around lunch time. The first round should primarily remain below severe limits. The greatest chance for wet weather is between the hours of 10am-3pm.
After about 3pm, there is some uncertainty as to how much instability develops, how widespread storm formation is going to be and how severe storms will become. Temperatures will also be quite tricky to nail down. The warmest and most unstable air will remain south of I-80.
Extreme southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri and points southward will be a zone to monitor closely late Wednesday afternoon and early evening. Computer models indicate this is the area where most severe parameters line up. If storms develop across this area, they'll have the potential to produce damaging winds, large hail and perhaps an isolated tornado.
We'll continue to update you as we get new information and track this developing storm system.
And no worries, there’s nothing spooky weather-wise on Halloween. We are expecting decreasing clouds and temperatures in the 50's for trick-or-treaters.