The National Weather Service said four tornadoes were spotted Friday on the ground in rural open areas of Nebraska's southern Panhandle.
Storm watchers reportedly saw a tornado five miles north of Sidney and pingpong- ball-sized hail at 5 p.m. CST.
Around the same time, tornadoes were also spotted near Colton, Brownson and Potter.
Later reports said that a tornado was on the ground near Gordon and that it was accompanied by golf-ball-sized hail.
Tornado warnings in Cheyenne, Kimball and Banner Counties ended at 5:45 p.m., but National Weather Service meteorologist Gerald Claycomb expected severe weather to continue through the night.
“I don't think it is over yet,” Claycomb said. “We now have the northern Panhandle to worry about.”