A winter storm is forecast by the National Weather Service to move into the area late Monday night bringing around 5 to 8 inches of snowfall to much of southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa by Wednesday morning.
In addition to the snow, north winds of up to 25 miles per hour with gusts of near 30 MPH are expected Tuesday afternoon. This will cause blowing and drifting snow that can reduce visibilities. The winds will also drive down temperatures. We can expect a wind chill factor of near 15-below zero.
The Winter Storm Watch will remain in effect through late Tuesday night for the counties of Lancaster, Cass, Otoe, Saline, Jefferson, Gage, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee and Richardson. This storm will impact those living in Lincoln, Plattsmouth, Nebraska City, Crete, Wilber, Fairbury, Beatrice, Tecumseh, Sterling, Auburn, Pawnee City, Table Rock and Falls City.
Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny with the National Weather Service in Valley and says they are monitoring the weather situation carefully and will provide updates as necessary.