Video shows Tornado in southeast Nebraska Friday afternoon as severe weather hits area

A tornado was spotted on the ground in southeast Nebraska where several warnings have been placed for the western portions of the Omaha metro area.

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado north of Waverly, Nebraska that was moving to the northeast shortly after 3 p.m. local time Friday. Officials urged those in the area to seek shelter immediately.

A massive tornado intercept was seen north of Lincoln, also in Lancaster County, footage posted on X (formerly Twitter) by SevereStudios weather videographer Nick Gorman shows.

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Tornado warnings were set Friday afternoon for an area near Interstate 80 between Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska State Patrol said.

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Tornadoes reported in Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado

At least three other tornadoes have been reported since Thursday including one near Bird City, Kansas, one in Yoder, Wyoming and another near Akron, Colorado, according to the National Weather Service.

Other storms are expected to develop on the eastern side of the Plains on Friday, bringing more possible tornadoes and hail. The threat of more severe weather is possible by Saturday with storms causing frequent lightning, severe wind gusts over the middle Mississippi Valley and central and southern Plains.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued a state of disaster emergency proclamation due to the severe weather.

“I encourage all Kansans to have an emergency kit and a family plan in preparation for a tornado,” Gov. Kelly said. “Stay updated on local weather conditions by listening to a NOAA weather radio or local TV and radio stations. Once a warning is activated, it is important to take cover.”

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