The Enhanced risk for severe weather has been expanded to include most of central Nebraska with a Slight risk for the southeast Panhandle and far southwest Nebraska. No changes have been made to the timing of storm development or expected hazards with the severe storms.
The upper ridge builds east this afternoon where the combination of temperatures and humidity will create heat indices around 100 degrees F in areas east of a line from Enders Reservoir to Seneca and east of Kilgore.
There is a risk for severe thunderstorms throughout the state with an Enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms for much of the central and northern parts of Nebraska this evening and overnight.
Main concerns are hail larger than one inch in diameter, wind gusts greater than 60 mph and locally heavy rainfall. The greatest threat is for after 7 p.m. CDT.
Heat indices near 100 degrees F are forecast for today (June 10, 2021). Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. Schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency. Call 9 1 1 .