Strong storms move through eastern Nebraska on Monday
Storms have quickly exited the area, with blue skies and calm weather taking over for the rest of the evening. Temperatures will be cooler, in the upper 60s and low 70s through sunset. Skies will gradually clear overnight with temperatures falling back into the low 60s.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for portions of Johnson, Richardson, Pawnee, and Gage Counties until 6:45 p.m. 60 mph wind gusts and penny-sized hail are possible with this storm moving southeast at 50 mph.
Ping pong ball sized hail reported in Cortland (Gage County), Nebraska.
The National Weather Service extends the previous warning southeast. It now includes portions of Lancaster, Johnson, Otoe, Pawnee, Gage, and Cass Counties until 6:15 p.m. 60 mph gusts and quarter-sized hail are possible with these storms moving east at 55 mph.
62 mph wind gusts reported at the Crete Municipal airport (Saline County, NE)
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for portions of Lancaster, Seward, Otoe, Saline, Gage, and Cass Counties until 6 p.m. 60 mph wind gusts are possible with this storm moving southeast at 50 mph.
With a gust front moving through the Lincoln area, wind gusts peaked at 61 mph at the Lincoln airport.
Chief Meteorologist Rusty Lord with a Facebook Live update on the strong storms moving southeast through the Metro and much of eastern Nebraska this evening.
Strong thunderstorms will be passing over west side of the metro, affecting Valley, Waterloo and Elkhorn. Gretna and Ashland may also be affect. Wind gusts of 40-50mph are possible, along with heavy rain and frequent lightning.
Meteorologist Clay Ostarly is tracking the storms as the move into the Omaha-metro.
The previous severe thunderstorm warning has been cancelled early. Wind gusts of 40-50 mph still remain possible within the storms, but they have dropped below severe limits.
Report out of Dodge County, Nebraska (Ames): Estimated 50-60 mph wind gusts. Sycamore tree limbs broken.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Saunders, Washington, Burt, Colfax, and Dodge Counties until 5pm. Wind gusts up to 60mph are possible with this storm.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until 5 p.m. for areas northwest of Omaha. Strong wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible with this storm as it moves through.