The nice weather for the past week is about to become a thing of the past.
A good portion of the state is under either a winter weather warning or advisory, with the possibility of a blizzard hitting northeastern Nebraska.
Dave Eastlack with the National Weather Service says those traveling, especially in the northern part of the state will want to change their plans.
Precipitation will start out as snowfall in western Nebraska. As the cold air sinks in from the north there will be a gradual change from rain, a wintery mix and then finally snow. Precipitation could start falling in some areas after midnight.
Eastlack says, “Across northern Nebraska we are looking at anywhere from 10 to 14 inches. As you approach the I-80 corridor, along and just north of I-80 we are looking at anywhere from 3 to 5 inches across the state. South of the I-80 corridor across the state we are looking at maybe an inch to two inches.”
Eastlack says there is the potential for blizzard conditions in northeast Nebraska. Winds will be gusting to 30 mph with higher gusts possible. That will cause problems with blowing to drifting snow.
Advisories and warnings are already posted. Gering, Scottsbluff and Alliance have already declared snow emergencies.