Wind Advisory through Thursday night; cooler through St. Patrick’s Day
Rain, then a changeover to snow came to and end by Thursday afternoon. Light accumulations were seen around town around 1″, as visibilities rapidly dropped with the temperatures near freezing. Some of the concerns going into Thursday night include strong winds and slushy spots refreezing overnight to create slick areas by Friday morning.
A Wind Advisory (tan shade below) has been issued for eastern Nebraska through late Thursday night. Gusts of up to 50 mph could be seen through about 7 p.m. before decreasing slightly to about 40-45 mph gusts.
St. Patrick’s Day will be less windy, but we’ll hold on to northerly winds that could still be up to 25-30 mph at times. Cold air settling into the region will stay with us for a few days before the start of spring on Monday.
Overnight, most of southeast Nebraska will drop to the upper teens and low 20s. Icy spots are likely for the morning commute on Friday along with a few flurries.
Clouds will start to break apart by the afternoon to become partly sunny for another colder day. The cold stretch continues with highs only in the upper 20s and low 30s on Saturday.
Cold air settles in with us through Sunday, too. Wind chills on Saturday morning could be as low as the single digits, if not below zero in some spots.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum