Multiple Rounds Of Severe Weather Possible Across Area This Weekend


Multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms are possible beginning late Friday evening into Saturday. On Friday evening, best chance for thunderstorms is towards north central Kansas. The severe weather threat increases across much of the area on Saturday with scattered severe storms redeveloping in the afternoon and evening. Main hazards are large hail, damaging wind gusts, and locally heavy rainfall. The system clears out on Sunday with a 2nd system arriving on Monday and Tuesday. Severe weather will be possible once again along with the threat for heavy rainfall. Stay tuned for forecast updates this weekend, especially if you have outdoor plans on Saturday.

Severe storms are expected to affect northeast Nebraska Friday evening with a risk for damaging winds, large hail, and perhaps a few tornadoes. The threat for damaging wind and hail will overspread much of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa Friday night.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.