First Alert Day updates: Storms move through Nebraska and Iowa
Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for a portion of Eastern Nebraska
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Today is a First Alert Day. Here’s the latest breaking weather developments.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect from about I-80 to the Nebraska/Kansas border through the afternoon. The watch along I-80 will likely be cancelled shortly.
Strong storms, just below severe limits, came through the Omaha metro during the 9 o’clock hour on Friday morning. Winds in the range of 35 to 50mph were pretty widespread. We saw a few instances where winds may have been closer to 60mph, but that was few and far between.
Storms will continue to press southward and into Kansas during the afternoon and evening where they could pick up in intensity once again.
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