Winter storm headed our way
It’s the calm before the storm and we’re going to see a relatively quiet night and Wednesday morning. A little light mixed precipitation is possible Wednesday afternoon, then the snow and cold starts to move in Wednesday night. Snow, blowing snow, wind, and very cold temperatures are likely Thursday. Then it’s just cold and windy through Saturday. We start to warm back up Sunday into next week.
Above: Winter Weather Advisory (purple) starts Wednesday. A freezing mix will be possible Wednesday morning and early afternoon, then 1-2″ of snow by Thursday. LOTS of wind and very cold by Wednesday evening and into Thursday.
Winter Storm Warning (dark pink) starts Wednesday. A freezing mix will be possible Wednesday afternoon, then 2-4″ by Thursday. LOTS of wind and very cold Wednesday evening into Thursday.
1-2 ” will be possible for much of the state. 2-4″ will be possible for eastern portions of Nebraska with the potential for a little more in extreme eastern Nebraska. The wind will likely blow all of it around making measuring this snow next to impossible.
Wind Chill Warnings (above) are in place for the entire state. With temperatures falling and staying below zero through Thursday and a gusty north to northwest wind, the wind chill will drop to 40 to 55 degrees below zero. It will be dangerous to be outside.
Above is what Thursday morning will look like for the wind chill. 35 to 55 degrees below zero are possible. It might be a little colder than that where there is substantial snow on the ground in north central and western Nebraska.