Western, central Nebraska under Severe Thunderstorm Watch Friday afternoon

Much of the western half of Nebraska could see severe thunderstorms to end the work week. 

Early Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire Panhandle to as far east as Custer County is central Nebraska. 

Portions of northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming are also included. 

The watch expires at 10 p.m. CT/9 p.m. MT Friday. 

Officials expect thunderstorms to move into the panhandle around 3 p.m. and into central Nebraska at about 6 p.m.

Officials placed much of the state under a slight risk for severe weather for Friday evening. 



ARTHUR               BANNER              BLAINE

BOX BUTTE            BROWN               CHASE

CHERRY               CHEYENNE            CUSTER

DAWES                DAWSON              DEUEL

DUNDY                FRONTIER            FURNAS

GARDEN               GOSPER              GRANT

HAYES                HITCHCOCK           HOOKER

KEITH                KEYA PAHA           KIMBALL

LINCOLN              LOGAN               LOUP

MCPHERSON            MORRILL             PERKINS

RED WILLOW           ROCK                SCOTTS BLUFF

SHERIDAN             SIOUX               THOMAS