Temperatures are heating up across Nebraska, and with those warmer conditions could come the first round of widespread severe weather.

Forecasters are pointing to Friday, saying that elements could be in place for an outbreak of severe weather, including large hail, damaging winds and the possibility of tornadoes.

On Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service had a swath of southwest to northeast Nebraska pegged as at enhanced risk for severe weather on Friday.

When and where severe storms develop will be largely dependent on the timing and track of the storm system.

In Lincoln, there is a slight risk of severe weather beginning Friday night. Ahead of the storm system, temperatures will climb into the 90s on Thursday, with a high of 89 on Friday. Temperatures will hold near 80 on Saturday.

Precipitation chances are 40% on Friday night, with showers likely Saturday afternoon into Sunday.

Significant rainfall totals are possible over eastern Nebraska, the weather service said.

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