The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 15 Nebraska counties in the Nebraska panhandle and Sand Hills.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., issued the watch from 4:50 to 10 p.m.

BLAINE               BOX BUTTE           BROWN

CHERRY               DAWES               GARDEN

GRANT                HOOKER              KEYA PAHA

MORRILL              ROCK                SCOTTS BLUFF

SHERIDAN             SIOUX               THOMAS