Severe weather continues to be the story for folks on the plains this spring. According to meteorologist Dennis Phillips with the National Weather Service in North Platte, conditions are lining up today for an action packed afternoon and evening for much of the state of Nebraska. Phillips says people from Valentine to Imperial and all points east need to brace for some very serious weather. Phillips says there is so much instability that the exact starting point, course and time of initiation are hard to tell at this point. Phillips says people need to be aware through tonight as Nebraska could quote – “light up like a Christmas tree”. Expect heavy winds, hail, and lots of rain.