OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Plenty of sunshine across the area today made for a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Temperatures climbed into the lower 80s around the metro area with breezy southeast winds. Humidity has been on the rise a bit this evening as well, that's coming ahead of our next chance for storms. Severe weather has already broken out across western Kansas into Colorado, and those storms will march our way late this evening into the overnight. Conditions stay dry here in the metro through at least 9 or 10pm, but storms chances will quickly increase as we approach Midnight. A few stronger storms are possible, with gusty winds and heavy rain the main threats. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for much of the area through the overnight because of that heavy rain threat. Storms should move through fairly quickly, exiting the area as we get close to sunrise.
We may have a few lingering showers early Monday, but any rain should move out during the morning hours with partly cloudy skies for the bulk of the day. Temperatures will climb back into the middle 80s by the afternoon. Warm and humid conditions are expected into the evening, which may lead to a few scattered storms, especially north of the metro. If storms develop, a few could be strong to severe however coverage is expected to be limited. Scattered storm chances will continue into the overnight with temperatures falling into the middle 60s.
Yet another risk for severe storms is forecast for Tuesday. Southerly winds through the morning and afternoon will pull warm and humid air into the region. At the same time, a storm system will approach from the west helping to energize the atmosphere. Storms are expected to develop across the area during the afternoon. At least some storms will likely be severe, with large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes possible with the strongest storms. Stay tuned for updates and be weather aware over the next several days as several rounds of storms move through.
Drier weather will return for the middle of the week, but storm chances return by Friday afternoon and Saturday.