Rain/snow likely on Thursday

UPDATE – 12:20 p.m. Thursday:

Light accumulations were observed across much of southeast Nebraska very early on Thursday morning. Reports in Lincoln were mostly under 1″, but there were some locally higher reports. A narrow snow band did set up over Cass County, producing 2-3″ in some spots.

Most of the morning accumulation has melted for many, but more precipitation is possible during the afternoon. Snow is more likely west of Lincoln where temperatures are below freezing. However, temperatures closer to Lincoln and points southeast may be warm enough to see a rain/snow mix. By the evening commute, things should dry out.

Radar - 12:20 p.m. Thu


Rain and snow moved through early Thursday, eventually transitioning completely over to snow for most. For much of the morning, the dominant precipitation type will be snow.

We expect a lull in the precipitation to occur sometime after 7 a.m., but it may resume later in the morning and into the early afternoon. By afternoon, we may be warm enough to deal with a rain/snow mix once again.

Probability of Precipitation - Mixed

Stormcast highlights the general trend of how Thursday morning and afternoon should play out. The heaviest activity will be before sunrise, tapering off for a bit thereafter. Nevertheless, more rain/snow showers are possible into the afternoon. By evening, everything should clear out.

Stormcast Thursday

Temperatures will hover fairly close to the freezing mark during the morning but may rise into the middle and upper-30s by afternoon. We’re forecasting a high near 38° in Lincoln.

Thursday Forecast

Snow totals are very tricky with this system. Northern Nebraska may end up being the winner for snowfall. Nevertheless, an inch or two is possible in southern Nebraska for areas able to overachieve. Other areas could see as little as a trace.

With temperatures above freezing for a good chunk of the day and a wintry mix potential during the late morning and afternoon, anything that does accumulate in Lincoln may be quickly eaten away. These factors won’t be as much of a factor to the north/west.

Snow Forecast

We’ll stay dry on Friday but keep the clouds. It does look like we’ll be relatively cool for the time being with highs in the 40s through the weekend.

Meteorologist Malcolm Byron

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