70 MPH Winds, Hail, Tornadoes Possible Friday Night

April 29, 2022, noon ·

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Nebraska should prepare for another weekend of severe weather.

Southeast and south-central Nebraska will likely get hit with hail, damaging winds, and 1 inch to 2 inches of rain.

Mike Moritz with Hastings National Weather Service said people in those areas need to stay tuned for the latest weather conditions.

“Tornadoes are also possible and even a strong tornado or two is not out of the question,” Moritz said. “Although, as you know, there’s always uncertainty in just how things evolve.”

Moritz said there’s a 10 percent chance of tornadoes Friday night.

He said 70-plus mile-per-hour winds may damage homes and trees. The harmful winds and hail will develop over the Grand Island area around 7 p.m. Friday. It’ll move toward York and Lincoln around 9-10 p.m., respectively. It’ll gain strength as it moves east.

The NWS Omaha office also is warning of potential severe weather tonight from Lincoln to Omaha.

Saturday will bring up-to 60 mph winds and cold weather to southwest Nebraska as well.