Accumulating snow expected this evening 1/14/2022
We are in for one busy day in the world of weather! Parts of northeast Nebraska are already seeing light rain and this could leading to freezing rain on elevated surfaces. If your morning commute takes you to the north, use extra caution and watch out for slick spots on elevated surfaces like overpasses. Southeast Nebraska is currently on the dry side though, with mild wind chill values in the 20s and 30s. Precipitation won’t be a concern for the southeast until around the afternoon when rain will start to fall. The precipitation will start out as rain due to high temperatures being well above freezing in the 40s today. We won’t see the transition to a winter mix and snow until the evening, once temperatures start to cool near freezing. Your evening commute could have a few slick spots during this time and visibility will likely be reduced. Snow will start to accumulate late this evening and into overnight tonight with a big increase in wind speeds. Wind gusts overnight could exceed 35 mph and this will result in blowing snow. Snow totals have dropped a bit since yesterday as the winter storm has shifted to the east. Right now, Lancaster county could receive 1-3″ with higher totals still expected further east. Continue to check back with the Channel 8 Weather Team all day for the latest on the winter storm.
Meteorologist Brittany Foster