Calm after the storm; sunny Friday
If you got to enjoy a snow day yesterday and chances are life starts back up again today, road conditions have improved. Maps currently show most roads around southeast Nebraska where most of the snow fell through Thursday afternoon are still partially covered (below as of 6 a.m. Friday morning).
Slick spots were still apparent on the morning commute into work, too. Check here for the most up-to-date road information as you plan your morning.
We’ve got a chilly start looking at conditions Friday morning. Sub-zero temperature readings near the airport have shown evidence of cold air pooling, but around town, temperatures are in the single digits just above zero.
Any low clouds or patchy fog that is possible will quickly burn off, leaving us with plenty of sunshine.
Normally, a good southwesterly breeze would help us to warm up quite a bit. The biggest difference now… snow cover. Fresh snow will keep us cooler this afternoon as high temperatures warm a few degrees above freezing. In fact, some areas that have been cooler than us off to the north and west will be a bit warmer today as the roles reverse with our snow.
With Friday comes thoughts about the upcoming weekend. Weatherwise, it’ll be dry and warmer than our past few days as we return to temperatures above normal. The sun will stick around again on Saturday with partly to mostly sunny skies. This warming trend continues through Monday, where we could see 50s return.
Precipitation chances hold off through the beginning of next week. February is usually one of our snowiest months, so it comes at no surprise that snow will be possible again by Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s too early for finer details yet, but mild and quiet for now.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum