Rain will threaten the College World Series this weekend, forecasters say, after a gusher doused opening activities Friday night.
The National Weather Service forecasts a 50 percent chance of rain for Omaha after 10 a.m. with as much as a half-inch of rain possible. Drops of rain had begun to fall downtown by 9:40 a.m.
En route to Lincoln shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, our David Hendee reporter "crazy, heavy rain" near the weigh station between Greenwood and Waverly.
Steve Travis, a meteorologist for AccuWeather Inc., The World-Herald's private weather consultant, said there's a greater likelihood of rain this evening in the metro area. Travis said if rain occurs tonight, it won't have the intensity of Friday evening's storms.
Well over an inch of rain hammered the metro area Friday. Travis said one trained observer in Omaha recorded 1.9 inches of rain, while recording stations at Eppley Airfield and the Millard area recorded about 1.5 inches.
A mass of strong storms struck northeast Nebraska this morning, Travis said, but they will move away to the northeast.
According to an AccuWeather forecast emailed to The World-Herald, the threat of severe weather is low Saturday and Sunday but cannot be ruled out. Highs both days will be in the mid-80s.
Fairly large hail hit Fremont on Friday and winds gusting to 60 mph swept through Dodge County, Travis said. Pea-sized hail was also reported in west Omaha's Candlewood neighborhood and nickel-sized hail in the Elkhorn area and in Valley.
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