The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for the Nebraska portion of our listening area, including Jefferson, Gage and Pawnee Counties until 10:00 p.m. this evening.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect until 11:00 p.m. for our Kansas counties, including Marshall, Washington, Nemaha, Riley and Pottawatomie.

A WATCH means that conditions are favorable for the development of strong to severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes. Stay tuned to local media for any alerts that may be issued.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 90 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.