Severe weather possible in panhandle Tuesday night

The National Weather Service (NWS) is tracking the potential for severe weather in western Nebraska Tuesday night. 

The National Weather Service office in Cheyenne says storms are expected to move across east-central Wyoming this afternoon. They predict the storm to move into Nebraska around 8 to 9 p.m. Severe storms are more likely north of the North Platte River, according to the NWS. 

Storms are also possible in the southern panhandle, but the NWS says the risk of these becoming severe is lower. 

According to the NWS, the strongest storms can bring up to 70 mph winds and 1-inch diameter hail. There is also the potential for flash flooding due to heavy rains.