Another round of thunderstorms struck eastern Nebraska and western Iowa on Monday night. But the storms were spotty, bringing hail, up to golf ball size, and rain to some locations and leaving others dry.
The stronger storms packed hail for portions of Saunders, Washington and Douglas Counties in Nebraska before moving into Harrison, Pottawattamie and Shelby Counties in Iowa.
Even the hail was spotty. In Harrison County, the Missouri Valley area reported hail but Logan, not far to the northeast, apparently avoided it, a county 911 dispatcher said. The National Weather Service office in Valley, Neb., received a report of hail ranging from an inch to 1.5 inches south of Missouri Valley. The same location reported just .10 of an inch of rain.
In Douglas County, the storms took aim primarily across northern and central portions of the county. The weather service did not have many reports of measured rain. The Valley office stayed dry, while Eppley Airfield reported just a trace of precipitation.
There is a slight chance of more showers and thunderstorms for Tuesday afternoon and evening, mainly south of Omaha, said meteorologist Dave Fobert of the weather service.
A better chance of rain appeared to be shaping up for Thursday night and Friday, he said.