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Winter Storm Linus is expected to drop up to 18 inches of snow across the country in the next 72 hours.
Antelope County can expect between 5-8 inches of snow with accumulation beginning this evening. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Sunday.
According to the National Weather Service, a mix of rain and snow will change to all snow this night. Some additional light snow accumulations will be possible Sunday.
One inch of snow is expected Saturday with another 3-5 predicted overnight. Another 1-2 inches is expected on Sunday.
Northeast winds tonight will become northwest at 20-30 mph. The main impact will be dangerous road conditions that are snow covered. Blowing snow on Sunday will reduce visibility and make it difficult to keep the roads clear, especially in open and rural areas.
The cold combined with the wind Sunday will lower wind chills to a range of 10 above to 10 below zero.