Scattered snow and wind tonight

A potent low pressure system tracking into the area will begin to impact us tonight.

Friday will mark the final day of this unseasonably warm weather.

A strong south wind will help bump temperatures into the 80s and 90s on Thursday. While the exact time frame is uncertain right now, periods of downpours and thunderstorms are likely by the evening.

Rain changing to snow near midnight this evening with up to 4 cm of snow.

If you aren't quite ready to put your sweaters away, you're in luck because the weekend forecast might find you needing one, but not before we get some more rain and potentially thunderstorms. Please be careful when you step outside- surfaces that look wet could actually be ice covered and slippery.

- A blizzard warning will be in effect from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday for parts of northeast, northern and east-central Nebraska, including Norfolk and Kearney, and for parts of northwest Iowa. Be careful driving even in the rain as it gets heavy leading to hydroplaning on some of our roadways Saturday and Sunday. Tuesday's highs will only reach the low 40s. Then by lunch, all communities should be making only snow.

Snow will exit KAKEland Saturday morning with a trace to 2 inches of accumulation possible along and North of I-70. Additional weather information can be found at www.wxow.com/weather. This will be nasty weather to travel in and through so be very careful if traveling north this weekend. With cooling as the system moves away, steady or falling temperatures are expected Saturday.

Sunday will bring a potent cold front into the area. Please be safe and stay warm!

  • Leroy Wright