||Starting around midnight, and lasting for around 4 hours on this early Tuesday morning, a few clusters of strong to severe thunderstorms affected South Central Nebraska. These storms focused north of an east-west stationary surface front stretched near the Nebraska-Kansas border, with a 30-40 knot low level jet providing strong low level convergence over the front. The large-scale environment featured broad, west-northwest flow aloft, with subtle mid level disturbances passing through. The mesoscale environment had 40-50 knots of deep-layer vertical shear, and MUCAPE values of 1500-3000 J/kg. The first round of severe storms rolled southeast out of North Central Nebraska shortly after midnight, mainly affecting areas north of Interstate 80 and resulting in a quarter size hail report in Howard County, and an estimated 60 MPH wind gust in Grand Island. A little over on hour later, a second cluster of storms pushed into western sections of South Central Nebraska, bringing penny to quarter size hail to western Dawson County. As these storms spread east down the Interstate 80 corridor, the Grand Island airport recorded a measured 58 MPH wind gust.