SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Parts of Siouxland are expecting to experience severe weather on Thursday. Click here for our interactive weather radar. Click here for live camera feeds.

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UPDATE (9:00 p.m.): The severe thunderstorm watch has been allowed to expire for parts of Siouxland. The storm is still moving out of our coverage area.

UPDATE (7:10 p.m.): Severe thunderstorm warning for the Sioux City, South Sioux City and Le Mars area has been extended to 7:45 p.m. 70 mph winds and golf ball-sized hail may cause damage.

Also in Iowa, Ida Grove, Holstein and Correctionville are in a thunderstorm warning until 8 p.m.

In South Dakota, Vermillion, Harrisburg, and Tea are under a warning until 8 p.m. as well.

UPDATE (6:53 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until 7:15 for areas around Nebraska near Wisner, Pender, and Walthill. Gusts may reach 70 mph.

UPDATE (5:49 p.m.): Another thunderstorm warning now stretches from Jefferson, South Dakota, to Brunsville, Iowa; up to Beaver Creek, Minnesota. The warning lasts until 6 p.m. Gusts of 70 mph are expected.

UPDATE (5:25 p.m.): In Iowa, the severe thunderstorm warning now extends into Clay county and Dickinson, areas of Sioux, Woodbury, Plymouth, O’Brien, Cherokee, Lyon and Osceola are also still affected. The warning continues through 6 p.m. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 mph.

UPDATE (4:55 p.m.): The severe thunderstorm warning in Sioux City, Le Mars, Sioux Center, Sheldon, Cherokee and other Iowa Siouxland towns has been extended through 5:30 p.m. with winds possibly reaching speeds of 80 mph. Counties include Sioux, Woodbury, Plymouth, O’Brien, Cherokee, Lyon and Osceola.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues to push northeastward. In Iowa, it includes Lyon County and the South Dakota counties of Clay, Yankton, Lincoln, Turner, Miner, McCook, Yankton, Moody, Hutchinson, and Lake.

Thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 6 miles west of Dimock to 8 miles southeast of Freeman to near Wakonda, moving northeast at 85 mph.

Officials continue to warn people to take shelter by moving to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. There are chances of flying debris. Winds and hail may cause damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles, and trees. They also warn there may be power outages due to damage.

UPDATE (4:35 p.m.): Severe thunderstorm warnings in Nebraska will continue for Wayne, Hartington, and Laurel until 5 p.m. The areas near and around Stanton, Wisner, and Pender will also continue until 5:15 p.m. Wind gusts up to 70 mph are expected.

A severe thunderstorm warning continues for the South Dakota communities of Yankton, Springfield, and Wagner until 4:45 p.m. There are possible wind gusts of 80 mph.

The NWS said that the warning extends further east.

In Iowa, it includes western Woodbury County, western Plymouth County, and southwestern Sioux County. In Nebraska, it includes Dakota County and Dixon County. In South Dakota, it includes Clay County, south-central Lincoln County, southeastern Yankton County, and Union County.

UPDATE (4:23 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Sioux City, South Sioux City, and Vermillion until 5 p.m. This includes Elk Point, Ponca, Sloan, Merill, and Hinton, down to Wakefield, and up to Beresford. Winds are expected to reach up to 70 mph.

According to the NWS, very strong winds are moving across I-29 between Sioux Falls and Sioux City and will continue between 5 and 6 p.m. 80 to 100 mph winds are to be expected. Drive with caution and be prepared to take action.

UPDATE (4:04 p.m.): There is a severe thunderstorm warning for Wayne, Pierce, Nox, Cedar and northern Stanton Counties until 5 p.m. Thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 5 miles north of Verdigre to 2 miles northeast of Pierce, moving northeast at 75 mph. The NWS is warning that these storms may cause damage as winds may reach 90 mph.

Thunderstorms will be near Randolph around 4:10 p.m. and Santee and Belden around 4:15 p.m.

Other locations in the path of these severe thunderstorms include Laurel, Coleridge, Hartington and Wynot.

At 4:03 p.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 3 miles southeast of Marty to 4 miles north of Niobrara to 5 miles west of Bloomfield, moving north at 75 mph. Gusts of 90 mph are expected as is quarter-sized hail.

In South Dakota, a severe thunderstorm was located at 4:01 p.m. over Aurora Center, or 14 miles southwest of Plankinton, moving north at 60 mph. The communities of Corsica, White Lake, Stickney, New Holland, Harrison, Aurora Center and northwestern Yankton Sioux Tribal Nation are expected to be impacted. Golf ball size hail and 70 mph wind gusts are expected.

Thunderstorm warning now includes Davison Clay, Aurora, Charles Mix, Gregory, Bon Homm, Douglas Yankton, Hanson, Turner, Union, and Hutchinson counties until 4:45 p.m.

UPDATE (3:43 p.m.): Niobrara, Santee, Verdel, Winnetoon and surrounding areas have been added to the list of severe thunderstorm warnings until 4:30 p.m. Winds are expected to be up to 90 mph.

Pierce, Randolf, Osmond, and surrounding areas are also in a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:30 p.m. Winds gusts may reach 90 mph.

Columbus, Madison, and Stanton along with the surrounding areas will be in a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:30 p.m. Expect wind gusts of up to 70 mph.

Neligh, Plainview, Creighton, and surrounding areas are in a severe thunderstorm warning until 4 p.m. Winds may reach 80 mph.

At 3:44 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located five miles southwest of Battle Creek, or 14 miles southwest of Norfolk, moving northeast at 70 mph.

The NWS is warning that people and animals outdoors may be injured due to the storm. Hail and winds is expected to cause damage to roofs, siding, windows, vehicles, trees, mobile homes, and outbuildings.

UPDATE (3:32 p.m.): Parts of Nebraska have entered a severe thunderstorm warning including Norfolk, Madison, and Battle Creek until 4:15 p.m.

Areas of Siouxland in South Dakota and Iowa have also entered severe thunderstorm watch, you can find those counties below:


  • Buena Vista
  • Cherokee
  • Clay
  • Dickinson
  • Ida
  • Lyon
  • O’Brien
  • Osceola
  • Plymouth
  • Sioux
  • Woodbury

South Dakota

  • Bon Homme
  • Clay
  • Hutchinson
  • Lincoln
  • Minnehaha
  • Turner
  • Union
  • Yankton

The NWS said to expect hail damage and considerable tree damage. They also warned that wind could damage mobile homes, Roofs, and outbuildings. Wind gusts of over 70 mph and quarter-size hail are expected. They ask that people protect themselves by moving to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

A severe thunderstorm watch is declared for the following counties in Nebraska:

  • Adams
  • Antelope
  • Boyd Buffalo
  • Butler
  • Cedar
  • Clay
  • Colfax
  • Cuming
  • Custer
  • Dodge
  • Fillmore
  • Franklin
  • Garfield
  • Greeley
  • Hall
  • Hamilton
  • Harlan
  • Holt
  • Howard
  • Jefferson
  • Kearney
  • Knox
  • Lancaster
  • Madison
  • Pierce
  • Platte
  • Polk
  • Wayne

Storms could push into parts of Antelope, Boone, and western Platte counties by 3:30 p.m. This would be round one of storms that will track across northeast Nebraska. More storms are expected later.

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