Neligh-Oakdale has cancelled classes on Tuesday due to the weather. The school is postponing Read Across America night to Tuesday March 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Students can dress like their favorite hero on March 13 all day.
The ESU 8 High School Quiz Bowl is moved to Wednesday, March 7. The 6-8 Quiz Bowl has been cancelled.
With snow still coming down and 55 mph wind gusts, travel is not advised in Antelope County.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation has reported that roadways are partially covered with snow and visibility is reduced. At this time, motorists are asked not to venture out onto the highways for the safety of themselves as well as the first responders.
Roadways across Antelope County are partially covered with mixed snow ice or slush as a winter storm continues to push through the area.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Advisory and has said blizzard conditions are possible. The storm is expected to drop 1-3 inches of snow and bring 40-60 mph wind.
At this time, there are no weather-related announcements in Antelope County.
The latest from the National Weather Service is still calling for blizzard conditions as a powerful storm moves into the area overnight.
High winds combined with falling snow will likely lead to blizzard conditions in the area, including the cities of Neligh, Elgin, Pierce, Plainview, Osmond and and Wayne. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 5 inches, are expected. Wind will gust up to 60 mph.
The winter weather advisory goes into effect at 6 a.m. Monday and will last until 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Blizzard conditions are possible late Sunday night through Tuesday with up to 8 inches of snow expected in the area.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Antelope, Cedar, Pierce and Wayne counties and a blizzard warning for Knox County.
Beginning late Sunday through Tuesday afternoon, plan for difficult travel conditions. Damage to trees and powerlines is possible with significant reductions in visibility.
Antelope County will see the next wave of snow and ice as it spreads across the Midwest into the weekend.
Starting Thursday afternoon, steadier showers will begin with a 90% chance of snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches. Into the evening, snow showers will continue with a 50% chance clearing up after midnight.
Weather will clear up Friday afternoon, but snow is likely to continue Friday night. A 90% chance of snow is expected with an accumulation of 1 to 3 inches overnight into Saturday.
Moving into the weekend, Saturday is predicted to bring snow and freezing drizzle with a high of 25 and a 14 degree low. Chances of snow is at 100% with 5 to 8 inches expected. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph into the night.
Winter weather will slow up heading into Sunday will a mostly sunny predication moving into next week.
Stay tuned for weather updates.
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