Afternoon thunderstorms, potential flooding in central Nebraska

HASTINGS, Neb. -- Severe weather may have taken a break for much of the holiday weekend, but it is starting to return to multiple regions n Nebraska.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for western Phelps County and eastern Gosper County in south central Nebraska until 2:30 p.m. CT. The National Weather Service has also issued a flood warning for Custer County.

Shortly before 2:00 p.m. CT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from eight miles north of Bertrand to near Smithfield, moving southeast at 15 mph. Hail damage to vehicles and wind damage to roofs, siding and trees are expected.

Shortly after 2:00, emergency management officials reported flooded roadways in and around the Sargent area. Other flooding is possible across central Nebraska. Between two and four inches of rain have already fallen.

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