The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon over most of the state; eastern, central, and northwestern Nebraska. A winter storm warning is in effect until noon for much of west-central Nebraska and portions of the Panhandle.
The NWS state forecast calls for cloudy conditions with snow and blowing snow during the morning hours. Highs will range from 16 to 20 degrees in eastern and central Nebraska to 19 to 25 degrees in western Nebraska. High winds will drive the wind-chill well below those temperatures.
Tonight, the lows are expected to dip dangerously low: 1-to-5 below zero in the east; 2 below to 6 above in central Nebraska; and 10-to-18 degrees in the western portion of the state.
After today, weather forecasters predict a warming trend with highs heading toward the upper 20s in eastern Nebraska, freezing to around 40 in the central part of the state, and as high as 50 in western Nebraska. That warming trend is anticipated to continue and even improve over the weekend.
While snow is falling throughout Nebraska, a band of heavy snow is hitting eastern Nebraska. Lincoln, not recovered from the eight inches of snow dumped on the city over the weekend, braces for another snowstorm. This storm could produce another three to five inches, perhaps more. Omaha is expected to get slightly less.
Driving could prove difficult. Roads from the Panhandle east across the state have been completely covered with snow.
Click here for road conditions from the Nebraska Department of Roads 511 website.