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A mix of high winds, hail and heavy rain hit near 135th Street and Westwood Lane on Tuesday in Omaha. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Douglas County until 7:15 a.m. 

Nearly 3 inches of rain has fallen in Omaha since Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

May has been an especially wet month so far, with 7.6 inches recorded in Omaha, the weather service said. The normal total for the month to date is 4.26 inches.

On Tuesday, 1.68 inches of rain fell.

From March 1 through midnight Tuesday, Omaha recorded 11.63 inches of rain, a little less than 2.5 inches above normal.

Last year, just less than 5 inches of rain fell between March 1 and May 29.

Thursday night and Friday should be dry in the area, said Paul Fajman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Valley.

Highs Thursday are expected to be in the mid-70s. Friday’s highs are expected to be in the upper 70s.

The warmup is expected to continue Saturday and Sunday, with highs expected to be in the low 80s each day and chances of rain below 35%.

Falls City, in southeast Nebraska, recorded 3.84 inches of rain Tuesday morning into Wednesday morning, followed by Beatrice with just more than 1 inch.

World-Herald staff writer Nancy Gaarder contributed to this report.

kevin.cole@owh.com, 402-444-1272

Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Email: nancy.gaarder@owh.com

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