Showers & strong wind gusts raising travel concerns today 3/22/2022

8:30 AM

Lancaster County just saw a transition to snow within the last 30 minutes! Roads are very warm, so travel impacts aren’t likely since accumulation on roads isn’t expected. But please use caution as wet roads can still cause accidents. Strong crosswinds are also currently a concern as wind gusts out of the north are around 35 to 50 mph.

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6:45 AM

We are off to a very soggy and windy start. Snow showers are pushing through the western half of the area, while the eastern half is just warm enough for rain. This might change as temperatures fall a bit until the later morning hours. We could soon see snowflakes around Lincoln, but travel impacts regarding the snow will remain to our west. Accumulation around a trace up to 2″ or more in some spots is likely from the Tri-Cities to the edge of Lancaster County. Use caution if your commute takes you westbound on I-80 as roads will likely be a bit slushy and visibility is low. Roads are mainly just wet around Lincoln due to the rain, but still take a slow to avoid any accidents as visibility is also a concern for all of southeast Nebraska.

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Temperatures will gradually warm into the low to mid-40s today, and this will result in a transition back to rain showers for the remainder of the day. Keep the rain gear handy all day and prepare for a messy hair day!

Lifestyle Planner

Strong wind gusts above 40 mph are likely all day and this is raising the concern for crosswinds. Winds will be out of the north and if you plan on traveling on I-80 today, you will feel your car pulling to the south.

Next Day Wind Graph Lincoln Flexible Time

Wind speeds stay gusty overnight and temperatures drop into the low 30s. This means lingering precipitation for our far eastern counties could return back into a wintry mix into the morning. A rain/mix will continue into tomorrow before we dry out and warm up into the end of the week.

Meteorologist Brittany Foster

@BrittFosterWX

bfoster@klkntv.com

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