A tornado watch was issued for Burt, Washington, Butler, Dodge, Antelope, Cuming, Platte, Wayne, Boone, Madison, Stanton, Colfax, Pierce and Thurston counties until 1 a.m.
Some of the bigger cities included in the watch are: Fremont, Blair, Tekamah, West Point, Madison, Norfolk, Columbus, David City and York.
Storm development has been slow across the watch area. Strongest storms are moving in across North Platte as of 11 p.m. Storms will be capable of producing tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts.
If you have outdoor plans or camping over the weekend please pay close attention to the weather and have a way to get warnings.
If development doesn't occur ahead of the ongoing storms, then it could take until after daybreak for left over activity to arrive in the metro. The severe threat will be much lower by then.
Another round of strong to severe storms is expected to develop on Sunday afternoon and evening. All modes of severe weather will be possible.
We'll continue to update this web story as we get new information. Have a wonderful and safe weekend!