Snow continues to fall across parts of the state and temperatures are in the deep freeze everywhere. Dave Fobert is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says for the remainder of today for eastern Nebraska it will be a snowy day.
“We’ll continue to see periods of light to moderate snow across the area through the afternoon and into the first part of the evening. As we get into the evening, especially after midnight tonight, we should see the snow diminish to flurries at that time.”
Fobert says another problem is the cold blast of Canadian air that is hitting the area hard.
“Today and into tomorrow will be in the single digits or right around 10 degrees during the daytime hours. As we get overnight low temperatures, we are looking at sub-zero readings both tonight and tomorrow night, generally 5 to 10 below in the Omaha metro area itself. When you include the winds, we are looking at wind chills in the 25 to 30 below zero range.”
Statewide, Tuesday morning the thermometer in Alliance read 17 below zero with a wind chill factor of 41 degrees below zero. Near Chadron it was 16 below with a wind chill factor of 39 below.
Fobert says we will have to endure the cold temperatures today and again on Wednesday but by Thursday that cold front will leave the area.
“This cold air doesn’t hang around very long, thank goodness. When we get into Thursday, temperatures will be approaching 20 degrees and then Friday and Saturday, up around 30 degrees.”
Fobert says we should be in the clear of any snow for a few days but there is another weather system they are keeping their eye on.
“It looks like there is possibly another chance of snow as we get into the first part of next week. We could see some more snow moving through the area around Monday or so of next week.”
Measurable snow is likely but Fobert says it is too early to predict where it will fall.