Arctic air brings winter to Nebraska today 12/29/2021

We are off to a bitter cold start this morning with wind chill values below zero and mostly cloudy skies. This big temperature drop is all thanks to the arctic cold front that pushed through Nebraska yesterday. Highs will struggle to warm today due to the colder air but also the cloudy skies. Most of southeast NE will fall short of the 30s and will be stuck with wind chill values in the teens and low 20s. On top of the cold, a skinny snow band could bring minor accumulation for far southeastern counties. A dusting up to an inch of snow is likely for a majority of the area, but close to Missouri and Iowa could see above an inch. This isn’t a lot of snow, but it could still make your commute a little slippery. Snow will likely start to fall around noon before quickly wrapping up by 3-4PM.  Temperatures plunge down to the teens again later tonight into tomorrow morning. We warm back above average for Thursday and Friday, but an even stronger cold front will arrive on Friday. This will result in highs temperatures in the teens on Saturday and an even better chance for accumulating snow. You might want to break out your shovels! We will talk snow totals and the timeline for Saturday, starting tomorrow.

Meteorologist Brittany Foster


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