Snow falls in Western Nebraska, severe weather possible across the state

The tail end of a cold front is producing snow in western Nebraska, and a separate storm could produce severe weather in the eastern part of the state later on Thursday.

The snow started falling in western Cherry County just south of Merriman around 10 a.m., marking the first significant snow of the year for the Cornhusker State.

The Nebraska Weather Network is anticipating no more than 1 inch of snowfall.

Through the rest of the day, generally cloudy skies will be seen with scattered showers and thunderstorms through the morning, afternoon, and into the early evening.

Some storms, especially across the eastern third of the state could again be strong to severe with large hail, damaging winds, locally heavy rain, and even an isolated tornado being possible.

An enhanced risk has been outlined across the far southeastern corner of the state, including areas like Falls City and Nebraska City, while Lincoln and Lancaster County are in the marginal category at the moment.