Rain to snow possible overnight; Winter Weather Advisory for Lincoln
As of Saturday afternoon, Lancaster County and Lincoln were put under a Winter Weather Advisory starting early Sunday morning through 10 a.m. Accumulations at this time are expected to be on the lighter side of what we’ve seen this season, with isolated pockets of heavier snow up to 4″ possible. Most of Lincoln will likely see around 2″ or less through this timeframe, depending on the rain that comes first.
Precipitation chances pick up Saturday evening, with the best chance for rain and snow midnight and beyond. By the late morning, the snow will end with cloudy conditions left over.
Stormcast has done a pretty good job at picking up the transition from rain to snow, with rain likely through at least midnight before snow. Out west where rain doesn’t really ever have the chance to form since the air is cold enough, more snow is possible.
Speaking of who is going to see how much, model guidance has gone in multiple directions. Rain will play a big role in how much snow eventually accumulates, but over an inch isn’t out of the question for Lincoln and spots in southeast Nebraska. The band that snow develops within is narrow, and on the edges, next to no accumulation is expected. Heavier snow could develop in some spots with the nature of this system. That being said, by Sunday afternoon it’ll be over.
There is another chance to see both rain and snow heading into Monday night, too. Before then, mostly cloudy and cooler during the day on Sunday.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum