Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Tuesday Brings Threats Of Tornadoes, Baseball-Sized Hail
(UPDATE: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: GAGE, JEFFERSON, JOHNSON, PAWNEE, SALINE. Stay abreast of the latest weather forecast, developments and warnings by clicking here.)
Today, the Dorchester area and the rest of southeaster Nebraska could be facing the season's first truly severe weather of the spring.
According to AccuWeather.com, Tuesday will bring a 96% chance of a severe, "damaging" t-storm late in the afternoon, along with a significant threat for tornadoes.
Weatherbug.com reports: "Powerful thunderstorms will explode Tuesday mid-afternoon, especially from central and eastern Oklahoma through southeastern and south-central Nebraska.
"Here, the threat for destructive thunderstorms is significant enough that the national Storm Prediction Center has issued a Moderate Risk for a severe storm outbreak on Tuesday and Tuesday night. Places like Oklahoma City, Norman, Okla., Wichita, Kan., and Hastings and Grand Island, Neb., could see damaging wind gusts topping 70 mph, hail larger than baseballs, and even a few strong and long-track tornadoes."
Tuesday evening will bring a 99% chance of thunderstorms, with some being severe, along with another significant threat for tornadic activity.
On Sunday, storms in southern Nebraska produced hail and at least one tornado. This video shows a confirmed tornado near Superior.
Stay up to date for the late weather forecast by checking the Times' forecast via AccuWeather, or by clicking here.