LINCOLN -- Up to 4 inches of snow is expected from a spring storm over much of central and northeast Nebraska. National Weather Service meteorologist Becky Kern says "a mixed bag" has been falling over northeast Nebraska: some snow, some freezing rain, some sleet. Kern says the weather should transition to all snow early Wednesday afternoon and continue into Thursday, with totals ranging from 2 to 4 inches. Storms carrying heavy rain and large hail crashed through much of eastern Nebraska overnight into Wednesday. Kern says hail up to 2 inches in diameter damaged vehicles and buildings in western Omaha. Hail the size from pea to half-dollars fell in portions of Lincoln and Lancaster County Tuesday evening. An inch and a quarter of rain in the past 24 hours was recorded at the weather service office in Valley. In Lincoln, about 0.88" of rain fell at the airport.
Pea-sized hail peppering the outside of a trampoline in northeast Lincoln from Tuesday's severe weather. (Jeff Motz/KFOR News)