SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — (Updated 5/12/23-9:07 PM) 

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 9:30 PM for western Harrison County and southeastern Burt County. A severe thunderstorm was located near Modale or 6 miles northeast of Blair moving north at 35 mph. 60 mph winds gusts and small hail are possible with this storm. For your protection, move to a basement or interior room on the lowest level of your home. If you are outdoors or in a car or mobile home, seek shelter in the closest sturdy building or substantial shelter.

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The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado WATCH through 9 PM this evening for: Harrison, Ida. Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury Counties in far western portion of Iowa; Clay, Union, and Yankton Counties in southeast South Dakota; and encompassing the entire KCAU 9 viewing area in Northeast Nebraska of: Antelope, Burt, Cedar, Cuming, Dixon, Dakota, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, Thurston, and Wayne counties.

A few tornadoes, large hail, and damaging wind gusts are possible within these areas through the rest of the afternoon and into the late evening hours. A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in/near the areas under the watch. Be alert for changing weather conditions and have multiple ways to get warnings. You should never depend on outdoor warning systems as they are designed to be heard outside and not within a home or building. Stay up to date with the latest updates and any warnings that may be issued over the next several hours and know what to do and where to go if a warning is issued for your area. You can find all the latest watches and warnings and all updates on storms as they happen at Updates can also be found on our social media pages.