Winter storm through Thursday
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A WIND CHILL WARNING (in pink below) is in place for all of Nebraska through Saturday.
Actual temperatures will already be well below zero, and with a gusty north to northwest wind, the wind chill will range from 45 to 55 below zero.
It won’t be safe to be outside for very long during this time.
A WINTER STORM WARNING (in pink below) is in place for eastern Nebraska through Friday.
Early freezing drizzle Wednesday, then a few inches of snow Wednesday night into Thursday is possible, along with a gusty north to northwest wind and bitterly cold temperatures.
A Winter Weather Advisory (in purple) is in place for much of Nebraska from Wednesday into Friday.
Precipitation is moving through, and an inch or 2 of snow will be possible, along with a gusty north to northwest wind and bitterly cold temperatures.
Snowfall will push through Wednesday night into early Thursday.
In Lincoln, most of the snow is expected to fall in the early morning hours. An inch or 2 of snow is expected, with a little more to the extreme east.
This snow will be light and fluffy, and the wind is going to pick up out of the northwest at 20 to 40 mph and blow it all around. Measuring it will prove difficult.
The cold then makes its way into our area, and it’s going to be VERY cold. Highs on Thursday will likely be in the zero to 5 below range.
The wind will, unfortunately, be a big factor. It’s going to be gusting as high as 40 mph at times in Lincoln.
This will create very dangerous wind chills. It will take less than five minutes for exposed skin to suffer from frostbite.
Brutally cold wind chill is likely across the entire state Wednesday night, Thursday, Friday and into Saturday.
It does warm up down the road. We’ll be in the 30s and eventually the 40s by next week!