Today you will want to be keeping a very close eye on the weather. A severe weather outbreak will take place later on this afternoon and on into the overnight hours. Severe weather will be likely from Nebraska, northern Kansas, Iowa, northern Missouri and into Illinois. All three modes of severe weather are also likely.
Storms will initiate out in Nebraska after 5pm, and this is where the greatest tornado potential will be. While there is a tornado potential in the state, this potential will be lower as storms will form into one big line, making Iowa’s threat a damaging wind threat. From the image above, storms will still be discrete out in central Nebraska at 7pm. The greatest tornado potential will exist from central Nebraska back into eastern Nebraska. As storms being to line out, winds will begin to pick up with theses storms. Straight lined wind gusts of up to 80mph will be possible. These storms will also be producing heavy rain. Flash flooding is also possible, as rainfall totals could top three inches. Storms will begin to enter into western Iowa by 7pm and will be in central Iowa by 9pm.
We will continue to have the very latest updates throughout the afternoon and into this evening. Our chase teams will have live video and pictures from the field later on today. Keep checking back for the very latest and stay weather aware today!