By Kevin Byrne
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)
7:25 p.m. CDT Tuesday: In Omaha, Nebraska, more than 4.1 inches of rain has fallen, reports NWS.
7:06 p.m CDT Tuesday: Due to wind, trees downed on homes and several Adams County, Iowa, roads near Corning remain closed, reports emergency management.
6:12 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Council Bluffs, Iowa, was hit with 3 inches of rain in about one hour.
5:31 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Law enforcement reported a tornado at 5:16 p.m. CDT crossing highway 281 between mile marker 102 and 103 in Greeley, Nebraska.