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.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. Friday with 3 inches of snow expected to fall overnight.
According to the National Weather Service, drivers should plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday and should be prepared for reduced visibilities at times with some blowing and drifting snow possible.
The temperature will continuously drop overnight and hit 8 degrees Friday morning and feel like -8 degrees. Winds will be out of the NNE and gusting up to 20 mph.
Winter Storm Jaxon dropped just over a foot of snow in Antelope County on Monday. Due to the wind, snow fall totals have varied, but official reports are of 12-13 inches of snow in the Neligh area.
All schools in Antelope County were closed yesterday and remain closed Tuesday due to the weather. City and village employees have been busy moving snow. In Neligh, Main Street is cleared. The side streets have snow pushed to the middle to allow traffic through.
The highways across Northeast Nebraska will open Tuesday morning — if motorists allow the snow plows to open them.
While all highways in Antelope County are open to one-way traffic, snow plows will quickly have them fully open if motorists stay off of the roads. Stranded vehicles due to the snow drifts will only hinder the process.
It's unclear how much snow has fallen in Antelope County due to the wind. However, there have been reports of as much as 14 inches in some parts of the county.
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The Blizzard Warning has been extended until 10 p.m. Monday night, and travel is still advised throughout Nebraska.
Wind will gust up to 45 mph across the area, leading to whiteout conditions and drifts in the roadways. A semi was stuck at the Intersection of Highway 20 and 81, as seen in the above photo .
The NDOT is advising no travel at this time. Snow totals have been difficult due to the wind.
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