Winter storm Wednesday into Thursday

A winter storm is expected to start up Wednesday morning in western Nebraska, move east into central Nebraska by Wednesday afternoon, then into eastern Nebraska by Wednesday evening.

Several inches of snow will be possible by Thursday morning, along with a gusty north wind and bitterly cold temperatures.

Tonight Low Dma

Starting Monday night, cold air starts to push in. We’ll see lows drop to between zero and 10 degrees by early Tuesday morning.

There may be a few lingering snowflakes, but accumulating snow isn’t likely for now.

Day Planner Vertical

After the single digits to start the day on Tuesday, we won’t warm up much.

Highs will struggle to get into the middle teens with a mix of clouds and sun. But the wind will be tolerable.

Tomorrow High Dma

High temperatures will struggle for everyone. Most of us in south-central and southeast Nebraska won’t get to 20 degrees!


Starting Wednesday, the potential for snow increases. There is a Winter Storm Watch in place for much of the state for the Wednesday into Thursday storm potential.

Snow is expected to start up in western Nebraska on Wednesday morning, in central Nebraska by early afternoon, and in eastern Nebraska by Wednesday evening.

Any Model Latest Run 2

The snow will come in a few different waves.

It’ll be light and fluffy, so accumulation can happen quickly, but any wind will blow it around easily.

Unfortunately, we’re going to see a lot of wind and very cold temperatures.


Because of the cold and the wind, there is a Wind Chill Watch and Warning in place for all of Nebraska from Wednesday through Saturday.

State Forecast Temperature Loop    Wind Gusts    State Forecast Feels Like Loop

Above is what you can expect Thursday for temperatures, wind gusts and the wind chill.

Chief Meteorologist Rusty Dawkins 
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