Nebraska Getting Thunderstorms, Hail, Strong Winds this Weekend

April 22, 2022, noon ·

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Most of Nebraska should be prepared for thunderstorms Friday and Saturday. The National Weather Service outlines the potential weather threats this weekend.

Isolated thunderstorms and possible tornado conditions will pass through west-central Nebraska this evening around 6:00 p.m. CT. The storm will move toward the northeast.

Chris Butler with the National Weather Service in North Platte said additional storms will follow.

“Sometime, probably around 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. CT, we’re expecting a line of thunderstorms to develop roughly along Highway 61,” Butler said.

The fast-moving cell will arrive in eastern Nebraska early Saturday morning. Thunderstorm threats with potential strong wind and hail persist through Saturday for southeast Nebraska.

A quarter-inch of rain, hail, and up-to 60 mile per hour winds are expected. A high wind warning affects all of eastern Nebraska until early Saturday morning, too. North Platte hit a record temperature for April 22nd, at 96-degrees, which broke the previous record of 93-degrees from 1989. That, and blowing dust have created extreme conditions Friday in the North Platte area.

Butler said the low amount of precipitation, high winds, and low humidity lead to high fire risk conditions, until 9:00 p.m. CT Friday, for southwest and panhandle Nebraska.

He said stay tuned to changing severe weather alerts for your area through the media,, or NOAA weather.