Severe weather is still on track to impact the state later on this evening. The moderate risk has been expanded to the east slightly since this mornings update. The main risks will be for large hail and damaging wind gusts. Storms will begin to initiate in central Nebraska within the next couple hours. Storms early on will have the potential to produce a few tornadoes. As the storms continue to push to the east, they will begin to merge together and will form a line that will produce damaging winds.
Storms will begin to enter the western portion of the state around 9pm and will the be in central Iowa by 2am to 3am. These storms will have the potential to produce heavy rainfall, especially in northwest Iowa. This is where a flash flood watch is in effect from 7pm to late this evening. Total rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches will be likely with locally 4 inch amounts possible. Storms will clear out of the state by early Sunday morning setting up for a dry afternoon on Sunday. Midday tomorrow will be cloudy, before gradual clearing by the afternoon.
Our chase team is currently in central Nebraska waiting for storms to initiate and will bring you live video later on this afternoon. We will continue to bring you the very latest updates online all afternoon and evening.