OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Cloudy, chilly and damp conditions have been the rule across the area today. Rain showers moved in mid-morning, lasting into the afternoon hours. We have seen a break in the rain, but as rain moved out winds whipped up, with several reports of wind gusts near or over 50mph this afternoon. Conditions will remain breezy this evening, with gusts over 35mph possible at times. Showers and storms will drift back in from the south this evening. Even with the cool temperatures, there is a slight risk for a strong or even severe storm or two south of I-80. The better chances for a strong storm will be near the Kansas border, where quarter sized hail or a few 60mph wind gusts will be possible. A few scattered storms will be possible through about Midnight, after which we will dry out. Clouds will stick around through the overnight, with temperatures falling to around 50.
We will start out with some clouds on Wednesday, but sunshine will return for the afternoon. Temperatures will finally be warmer as well, with highs in the low 70s. Winds will remain breezy, with to around 35mph possible through the afternoon. Winds will die down in the evening, with cool conditions overnight. Lows falling into the low 50s and upper 40s.
The active pattern will continue through the rest of the week. The next chance for showers and storms will arrive Thursday evening. We should see temperatures in the 70s ahead of the rain, with showers and storms likely in the late evening and overnight. Showers may linger through early Friday, but Friday afternoon is looking dry. Additional rounds of scattered storms are possible each day through the weekend and into next week. Right now the best chance appears to be Sunday afternoon or evening. Stay tuned for updates as we sort through all of the rain chances and narrow down the timing.