Two huge blasts of winter weather are targeting the entire state. David Eastlack is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says eastern Nebraska was hit by freezing drizzle/rain Monday morning making travel very dangerous. The drizzle is now changing over to snow.
He says about an Inch of snow will fall this afternoon, with more coming this evening. Roads will be slick as the temperature drops and drive time conditions could be hazardous.
Eastlack says this is part one of a one-two punch. Another storm system from the south will be moving into Nebraska on Tuesday.
He says once this first system moves through another snow system moves into the state and will bring it’s heaviest snow to the area southeast of Omaha.
Eastlack says Monday night into Tuesday morning, snows in the eastern part of the state will total 3 to 5 inches. Larger amounts of snow are expected later on Tuesday and Tuesday night.
Eastlack says larger amounts of snow will be expected south of I-80. They are predicting close to a foot of snow in the Fall City area.
Eastlack says travel could be very dangerous starting Monday evening due to strong winds.
Some of the winds will be in the 30 mile per hour range and that could cause dangerous driving conditions.