A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for multiple counties in northeast Nebraska and western Iowa until 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. The main threat was damaging wind gusts, but storms could also produce large hail and heavy rain. The watch was issued because a line of strong thunderstorms developing overnight in southern South Dakota would track southeast toward the Omaha metro closer to sunrise Wednesday.
As of 5:30 a.m. PST on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, there are no active severe weather alerts in effect for Omaha, Nebraska. However, it is important to stay alert and monitor the weather forecast for any changes. You can sign up for email alerts from KETV NewsWatch 7 or WOWT to receive updates on severe weather in your area.
Here are some safety tips to keep in mind during a severe thunderstorm:
Stay indoors and away from windows.
If you are outdoors, seek shelter in a sturdy building.
If you are driving, pull over to the side of the road and wait out the storm.
Do not touch downed power lines.