Friday, April 29
2 p.m. – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Valley is predicting severe weather is likely to hit the Omaha area between 9 and 10 p.m. The worst of the weather though is expected to strike in the southern part of OPPD’s service territory around the Falls City area.
Southeast Nebraska is at the highest risk for large hail and even tornadoes, which could pop up ahead of the main storm line that is expected to develop in the early evening in that area. Wind gusts of 60 mph and some as high as 80 mph could accompany the storms tonight.
With the potential for severe, quick-moving weather, people should pay attention to weather alerts, watch the radar and be ready to seek shelter. If outdoors, it is advised to pay attention to the southwestern skies as that is where the storms will develop.
Whenever severe weather strikes, there is the potential for power outages.
8:30 a.m. – Severe weather could hit the OPPD service territory tonight, bringing large hail, damaging wind and intense thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.
While storms could pop up in the afternoon, the greatest threat is in the evening into Saturday morning. Whenever severe weather strikes, there is the potential for power outages.