Needed rainfall from early Thursday storms greets SE Nebraska

BEATRICE – Southeast Nebraska areas were getting some much-needed rain early on Thursday.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for several counties beginning at about three a.m., with the main weather threat…..winds gusting to 60-miles-per-hour.   One report of quarter-sized hail just southeast of Nebraska City was received by the National Weather Service. 

Early morning storms in the Beatrice area packed a lot of lightning, but little wind and no hail was associated with the storms.

Some communities in east-central Nebraska reported power outages and small trees downed in some of the stronger storms, including Fremont, North Bend and Scribner.