Mallory’s Forecast - Showers and strong storms developing Saturday evening

Published: May. 8, 2021 at 8:46 AM CDT|Updated: May. 8, 2021 at 8:15 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Saturday started with cloudy skies in the Omaha Metro, but some sunshine to the southwest – including Lincoln! A cluster of showers and storms stretched from Sioux Falls to Sioux City and just southward pushed east throughout the morning, with heavy rainfall and even some small hail.

Mostly cloudy skies filled in for everyone as the day progressed, with gusty winds 35 to 40+ mph! We also experienced a wide range of high temperatures Saturday – low-50s to the northeast, 70s to the southwest, and right around 60° in the Metro.

Showers and storms will increase in coverage this evening, with the main time frame for severe activity stretching from 6 PM to Midnight. Areas around Lincoln and south will have the best chance for severe storms, with large hail, strong wind gusts, and an isolated tornado possible.

Strong storms likely south Saturday evening
Strong storms likely south Saturday evening(wowt)

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the counties in yellow through 1 AM.

Storms move east overnight, with showers lingering into early Sunday. Outside of light, spotty rain during the morning, mostly cloudy and cool conditions are in store for Mother’s Day with highs in the 50s. Conditions may be breezy throughout the morning, but winds will back off as the day progresses. Thankfully, we’re not looking at gusts nearly as high as what we experienced Saturday.

Mostly cloudy and cool Mother's Day
Mostly cloudy and cool Mother's Day(WOWT)

Temperatures will stay cooler-than-average through the start of the workweek, with highs in the 70s returning Thursday through the weekend.

The Next 5 Days
The Next 5 Days(WOWT)

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