Today's weather might be stirring together a gift for Omaha: rain.
Rick Chermok, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said conditions are becoming more favorable for rain than had been expected.
If it comes, the rain most likely would occur in early to mid-afternoon, he said.
There's a slight chance for renewed rain this evening, he said.
Tuesday brings a noticeably higher chance of severe weather, Chermok said. That's because the key ingredients of severe weather, daytime heating and wind sheer, are expected to be present.
The most likely hazards with severe weather on Tuesday would be strong winds, hail and heavy rain. Areas beneath storm cells could see an inch or two of rain, he said,
Rain is greatly needed. The city is slipping back toward drought, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. The less than one-half inch rain that fell last month ranked the month as Omaha's second driest July on record.