HASTINGS, Neb. — The eastern two-thirds of Nebraska is bracing for potential severe weather.

The National Weather Serviced placed much of the state in an enhanced risk for severe weather on Monday night and Tuesday morning. Enhanced is the third most severe rating out of five possible ratings.

Forecasters say large hail — possibly two or three inches in diameter — is the biggest threat with this storm. It is also likely to bring wind gusts between 60-70 mph and possible some tornadoes. 

The NWS isn’t certain on the timing of the storms, but says tornadoes are most likely to happen after 9:00 p.m. The largest hail is expected to fall between 9:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.