Nebraska-Iowa Border Braces for Possible Tornadoes as Heat Index Reaches 100 in Next 48 Hours

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Omaha, NE – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued urgent warnings for residents along the Nebraska-Iowa border, predicting extreme heat and severe storms in the coming days.

Temperatures are expected to surpass 90°F for the first time this year, with heat indices soaring to 100°F by Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. According to NWS Omaha/Valley, this heat wave presents a moderate risk, particularly dangerous for those without adequate hydration and cooling. Officials advise residents to limit time in the sun, especially during peak afternoon hours, and to stay hydrated and seek cooler environments when possible.

In addition to the heat, severe weather is anticipated from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening. The NWS has identified a significant threat of large hail and damaging winds, particularly on Thursday when the risk shifts southeast. Areas near the Nebraska-Iowa border should be especially vigilant for the potential development of tornadoes. 

The NWS urges residents to stay informed through local weather updates and to have a safety plan in place. Precautionary measures include securing outdoor items, ensuring access to safe shelter, and having an emergency kit ready. For detailed updates and safety tips, visit the NWS website or follow their social media channels.

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