A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been put into effect for much of South Dakota and Nebraska lasting through 5 AM on Thursday morning. Woodbury county and Sioux City are NOT included in the Watch – however Dakota county in Nebraska and Union county in South Dakota are contained in the Watch.
Thunderstorms have developed in a line – or what’s sometimes referred to as a bow echo – and has a history of producing penny sized hail plus wind gusts near 70 MPH. Large hail, heavy downpours, and frequent lightning strikes will be possible overnight. Tornado touchdowns are unlikely, but can’t be completely ruled out at this time so please stay alert to changing conditions.
Have a plan for you & your family to stay safe from the impacts of these thunderstorms. If a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued for your location – take immediate steps to protect life & property. Go to the lowest level of your home, keep away from the windows, and avoid contact with electrical equipment.
We’ll provide you with further updates as the night continues on SiouxlandProud.com, Facebook, Twitter, plus on KCAU 9 News.