Areas around Lincoln County experience tornado watch

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Greater Nebraska is once again under the gun for the threat of severe weather tonight. A tornado watch is in place for Lincoln County and areas to the south and west until 11 PM CDT. A flash flood watch remains in place across most of southern Nebraska through Monday morning. Now is the time to be prepared and make sure you have multiple reliable ways to receive severe weather information.

Strong storms have already begun in Colorado and Wyoming and will continue to push east through the evening hours. While a few isolated cells will be possible out front, I expect the leading edge of the main storm complex to begin to affect Greater Nebraska around 8 or 9 tonight, making it to Lincoln county around 9 or 10 PM. These storms look to pack a punch as large hail up to the size of tennis balls, damaging winds of 70-90 MPH, a couple of isolated tornadoes, and torrential rainfall leading to flash flooding will all be possible.

Temperatures will be seasonal and dew points will be more comfortable as we head into the work week in the wake of these storms. The unsettled pattern does stay with us into the work week though. Some lingering rain will be possible Monday morning with another round of storms possible late Tuesday and again on Wednesday. Temperatures top out in the upper 70s to mid 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Increasing rain chances with some storms becoming strong to severe. Large hail, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and heavy rain are all possible. Overnight lows in the low to mid 60s.

MONDAY:Lingering showers early. Partly cloudy and seasonal. Highs in the mid 80s.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and cooler. Highs in the low 80s. 30% chance for afternoon and evening thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs in the upper 70s. 30% chance for thunderstorms