The threat of severe weather in the Omaha area is diminishing, the National Weather Service said Saturday, but that doesn’t mean that we will stay dry.

Becky Kern, a Valley-based weather service meteorologist, said upward of an inch of rain was possible in the metro area overnight. Rain was expected to be heavier south and east of the metro area.

The Omaha area had 0.1 of an inch to 0.25 of an inch of rain Friday night into Saturday morning, Kern said. Tornadoes were reported in west-central and southwest Nebraska.

Reports of downed trees and power lines and overturned irrigation pivots came in along a stretch from Farnam, Nebraska, up through Cozad and to the west of Eddyville, all of which are between North Platte and Kearney. What officials think was a tornado damaged a house and machine shed on a farm east of Cozad, said Jordan Thies, a Hastings-based weather service meteorologist.

Kern said Sunday should be dry in eastern Nebraska, but another storm system is expected to move in Monday night. It “looks like a huge rain producer,” she said, with 2 to 5 inches of rain forecast through Tuesday in southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa. And with some of those areas still dealing with flooding, Kern said, “it’s not exactly a good area for it to fall.”

Wednesday should also be dry, Kern said, before another system rolls through Thursday.

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