Areas of west and north-central Nebraska have been upgraded to a slight risk for severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and into the evening. The primary hazards are damaging winds, large hail, and locally heavy rainfall. The tornado potential continues to be low.
Areas expected to be impacted include the sandhills and into the panhandle.
There is a marginal risk for excessive rainfall across all of western and central Nebraska with accumulations of 1-2 inches possible between Thursday and Friday. The greatest totals will be around and north of I-80. Heavy rainfall may lead to localized flooding
Scattered severe thunderstorms are likely throughout the morning and into the afternoon on Friday, with changes beginning to decrease into the evening. The primary hazards are damaging winds, large hail, and an isolated tornado. Heavy rainfall is possible through Friday as additional rainfall accumulation is expected.