Tracking A Two-Sided Storm System

By: The Weather Authority Email
By: The Weather Authority Email

Storms rolled through on Monday night into Tuesday morning. Another round of storms is expected on Tuesday afternoon. The wintry side of the storm system impacts the metro primarily on Wednesday night into Thursday.

The satellite and radar image shows storms exiting eastward across central Iowa. Storms earlier on Tuesday packed quite a punch to the west of the metro. Strong wind gusts over 60 mph were reported near Columbus and North Bend.

Another round of strong to severe storms could develop across the far southeastern portion of the Heartland on Tuesday afternoon. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats. See the severe outlook graphic in the slide show above.

On a positive note, much needed rainfall occurred. The majority fell along and north of I-80. See rainfall amount image in the slide show above. Additional chances for rain expected Tuesday afternoon through Thursday.

The spring side of the storm system shifts southeastward and the winter side gradually takes over from northwest to southeast across the Heartland over the next few days. The far northwestern corner of the Channel 6 viewing area is under a winter weather advisory through one p.m. Wednesday. The heaviest snow is expected to fall across north central Nebraska and points northward. See total snowfall forecast graphic in the slide show above.

Expect much colder temperatures through Thursday and the possibility of a rain snow mix in the metro late Wednesday night into early Thursday. We'll continue to track this developing two sided storm system and keep you updated as new information comes in.

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