A winter storm warning has been downgraded by the National Weather Service to a winter weather advisory.
The National Weather Service in Hastings reports snow struggled to accumulate during the day as the strong late March sun and warm ground surfaces kept the snowfall light. Snow is expected to accumulate tonight as surfaces cool, but the Weather Service says the potential for substantial accumulations will be over. Between two and four inches of snow is expected.
The Weather Service’s Valley office forecasts snow to gradually overspread the Omaha area tonight as a large cold upper level law pressure system moves across the Plains. Between one and three inches of snow is predicted for both the Omaha and Lincoln areas. Heavier accumulations could occur around the Nebraska-Kansas border. Northeast to North winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour could create blowing and drifting snow.
The winter weather advisory will remain into effect until 10 o’clock Sunday morning.
The Weather Service cautions that a winter weather advisory means periods of snow will cause difficulties traveling. Roads could be snow covered. Visibilities might be limited.
The Weather Services gives western Nebraska only a 20% chance of snow showers Sunday afternoon.
This is the third of three rounds of snow that began on Thursday.