While the sun peaked out Sunday morning through the snow and ice-covered trees, the National Weather Service reminded Northeast Nebraska that winter is not over as they announced another storm on its way.
The next storm is expected to roll through Northeast Nebraska on Tuesday evening and Wednesday, bringing more snow. How much snow will depend on the temperature, but it could be as little as an inch — or much more.
The National Weather Service said winds will be 25-35 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees on Wednesday but will also be as low as 29 degrees for a possibility of more ice and snow.
Just when it has finally started to feel like spring this week, winter has decided to return for the weekend.
The area will go from a high of 67 degrees on Thursday to below freezing conditions on Friday night. A winter storm watch is in effect Friday night into Saturday for Antelope, Knox, Thurston, Pierce, Wayne, Boone, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Platte, Colfax, Butler and Seward counties.
Rain will begin overnight Thursday, changing to snow Friday, with northwest winds gusting 40 to 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast is calling for several inches of snow, and whiteout near-blizzard conditions are expected.
A chance of rain and thunderstorms before 4am, then a chance of rain between 4am and 5am, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Northeast wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A chance of rain and thunderstorms before 7am, then a chance of rain between 7am and 1pm, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 46 by 11am, then falling to around 40 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Rain before 10pm, then rain and snow between 10pm and 11pm, then snow after 11pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 3am. Low around 25. Windy, with a north wind 28 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Snow, mainly before 1pm. Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 1pm. High near 27. Very windy, with a north northwest wind 29 to 36 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
A 20 percent chance of snow before 1am. Patchy blowing snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Windy.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.
Mostly clear, with a low around 16.
More snow is in the forecast for Friday and Sunday for Northeast Nebraska, but how much snow is uncertain.
While Thursday is expected to hit nearly 50 degrees, Friday will drop to 28 and bring more snow. There's an 80 percent chance of snow with about an inch expected as of now.
Sunday will bring more snow in the morning. Luckily, the temperature should rise to 44 degrees to turn the precipitation to rain later in the day. About an inch is expected with this storm, but the amount may increase as it gets closer.
It's April 2, but Mother Nature continues to be playing April Fool's Day jokes in regard to spring.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Most areas will see 1-2 inches with 4 inches of snow possible in localized areas, along with minor sleet or ice accumulations expected.
Northwest winds will increase 25-35 mph with gusts of 45 mph. Travel is expected to be difficult Tuesday morning with slippery roads and limited visibility.
Snow, sleet and ice are expected to hit the area tomorrow morning as a Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect at 7 a.m. and last until 1 a.m. Saturday.
According to the National Weather Service, Antelope County will have difficult travel conditions thanks to up to two tenths of an inch of ice and up to one inch of snow on top.
The advisory is also for Thurston, Pierce and Wayne counties. A warning is in effect for Knox and Cedar counties, which are expected to have two inches of snow on top of the ice.
The highways are open across Antelope County thanks to the efforts of the Nebraska Department of Transportation, but motorists are still asked to use caution when driving this morning as wind continues to blow snow.
There are occasional areas of snowpacked roadways that may be slick or appear unexpectedly. The wind is expected to blow 15-20 mph most of the day; however, no snow is in the forecast and the sun is expected to shine all day. Temperatures will hit nearly 30 today.
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