Severe Weather Outlook For Wednesday, Thursday; Heat Index Values On The Rise

WAYNE – Some may have woke up to a few showers early Wednesday morning as severe weather rolls into the area.

According to a release from the National Weather Service – Omaha Center, highs could reach the lower 90s Wednesday afternoon.

There’s a slight risk for the majority of northeast Nebraska and northwest Iowa with the best chance for severe storms being from 2 – 6 p.m. Hazards include strong winds, large hail and chances of a tornadoes.

Wednesday’s forecasted highs for Omaha is 95 degrees; Lincoln at 93 and Norfolk at 92. Record highs for May 11 are 93 for Omaha and 94 for Lincoln in 2000.

An enhanced risk is also being projected for Thursday with the greatest threat along and north of I-80 between 4 p.m. and midnight tomorrow. Hazards include heavy rain, strong winds, large hail and tornadoes.

Thunderstorms can escalate quickly as clear skies can turn dark and ominous, whether due to pop-up thunderstorms or squall lines. Make sure to be prepared.

Set up a way to get weather warnings on your phone; when alerted to a storm, get inside a sturdy building immediately; stay away from windows once indoors and if a building isn’t nearby, get inside a vehicle.

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