Antelope County and Northeast Nebraska is expected to receive possible damaging winds and hail overnight as severe weather move into the area.
Damaging winds and hail are the biggest threat facing the area as storms develop and arrive to the area overnight. Although very unlikely, a few isolated tornados may form from the more severe parts of the storm.
People are advised to pay attention to the clouds and the wind outside as the storms arrive, and to take shelter if the storms become serious enough.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in northern Antelope Count until 5 p.m.
At 4:15 .m., a severe thunderstorm was locate 10 miles southwest of Creighton moving east at 35 mph. Quarter-size hail and 60mph wind gusts are expected. Locations impacted include Brunswick, Royal, Foster, Plainview, Pierce and Osmond.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for a large portion of Northeast Nebraska and Eastern South Dakota, an area including Antelope County.
At approximately 3:15 p.m., the National Weather Service issued the watch due to incoming storms. The watch is scheduled until 10:00 p.m.
A tornado warning is issued when conditions indicate the possibility of a storm producing a tornado in the area. Be on the lookout for dark clouds and funnels. Keep an eye on the television or radio for further warnings and listen for the tornado siren in the case of the situation intensifying. If a tornado warning is issued, seek shelter immediately.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern Antelope County.
At 10:40 p.m. a severe thunderstorm was located over Ewing moving northeast at 45 mph. The storm is expected to bring 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail. Damage to roofs, siding and trees is possible.
Locations impacted include Clearwater, Orchard, Brunswick, Winnetoon, Royal and Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park.
Large tree branches are down throughout Orchard after a wet, heavy snowfall wreaked havoc on the western Antelope County community.
More than 6 inches of snow fell overnight, causing much more than just a snow day in Orchard on Monday, May 1. Tree branches fell on several structures and in yards. There were also multiple reports of stuck vehicles throughout the community.
Drivers should use caution and wait for snowplows to clear Highway 20 between Orchard and O'Neill this morning after more than 6 inches of wet, heavy snow fell on the area.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Clearwater-Orchard has called off school today, Monday, May 1, due to the snow.
Up to five inches of snow is possible this evening and Monday morning as temperatures continue to fall.
The National Weather Service has issued as Winter Weather Advisory from 7 p.m. tonight until 9 a.m. Monday. Although some sleet and light snow is possible, more steady snow and potentially sleet are expected to develop late this afternoon. By the evening, all precipitation will be snow.
North and northwest winds of 15-30 mph are expected. The heavy wet snow will cause roadways to become slushy and snowpacked, creating hazardous conditions.