A major outbreak of severe weather unfolding across the central Plains Tuesday afternoon is expected to continue late into the night.
An intense cluster of thunderstorms is expected to move through Nebraska to Iowa, northeastern Kansas, northern Missouri, and western Illinois in the overnight hours. This occurrence is known as a derecho. Due to ferocious wind and torrential rain, derechos can also be referred to as inland hurricanes.
The main threats accompanying the severe thunderstorms will be flooding downpours, damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes.
Updates: (All Times Listed in Central Time)
3:00 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Large hail in Norfolk, Nebraska:
2 inch hail pic.twitter.com/WgwxkUHfOv— BAZINGA Tim Barritt (@BarrittTim) June 3, 2014
2:49 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Baseball-sized hail in Norfolk, Nebraska, NWS spotter reports.
2:14 p.m. CDT Tuesday:A semi-truck was blown over just outside of Stuart, Nebraska.
1:25 p.m. CDT Tuesday: NWS spotter reports golf ball-sized hail in Atkinson, Nebraska.
12:53 p.m. CDT Tuesday:
1245p CT: Golfball size hail and 80 to 100 mph winds reported near Newport. This is a very dangerous storm! #NEwx— NWS North Platte (@NWSNorthPlatte) June 3, 2014