Forecasters say Nebraska will have warmer-than-normal temperatures for the next day or so, but a cool front should arrive as soon as late Wednesday, along with the chance for scattered snow in western Nebraska.
It coincides with Winter Weather Awareness Day, which is Thursday.
Meteorologist Rod Donavon, at the National Weather Service, says the goal of the annual event is to help Nebraskans prepare for the season ahead.
“We’ll be discussing the hazards of winter weather as well as safety precautions and what to expect this winter season,” Donavon says.
Donavon says several sources are predicting Nebraska could see a warmer-than-normal winter ahead, though he admits, it’s very difficult to predict the precipitation for the season.
“If you just look strictly at El Nino, certainly, the chances are greater than normal for us to have at least a warmer-than-normal winter,” he says. “Precipitation and snow chances are much more tricky and we have what are called equal chances for average precipitation.”
Learn more about Winter Weather Awareness Day at www.weather.gov.