More severe storms possible Wednesday afternoon

The Omaha Public Power District said nearly 1,700 customers remained without power Wednesday morning.

He did note that in terms of "severe" weather, tonight and Thursday are the days that will yield the worst conditions.

"We are very unstable, so any storm that begins to develop will happen very rapidly", Woodward added. Severe weather will be possible, with the main threats in the form of large hail, potentially larger than golf balls in the strongest storms, and damaging winds.

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Another disturbance lifts north through Kansas and Nebraska this afternoon. The Omaha metro has the best chance of seeing the storms between 2pm and 4pm before the storms move into western Iowa. The strongest storms should start to exit the KETV viewing area by 6 or 7 p.m. That means the greatest chance for severe storms is in Iowa. Along with risk for large hail and locally damaging winds, a couple of tornadoes will also be possible.The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles north and south of a line from 10 miles north northwest of Ottumwa IA to 25 miles southeast of Rockford IL.

Since 1 to 3 inches of rain fell Tuesday night into early this morning, any additional heavy rainfall could produce some isolated flash flooding Wednesday afternoon. Any additional rain will cause river levels to rise even more. Most of these, beginning tomorrow, will be non-severe in nature.

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