Weather in Nebraska on Wednesday will be a mixed bag ranging from snow in the west to severe thunderstorms in the east. Cathy Zapotocny is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says there is an intense level of low pressure that is tracking across southeast Nebraska. She says with this dynamic system there is the possibility of severe thunderstorms.
Zapotocny says, “Due to the positioning of that low pressure system and the cold air aloft, we could have some damaging winds. There could be the potential for some hail with it and there is also a small chance for tornados. Tornados are very rare in Nebraska. They are a little more common in Iowa for November and this storm will really get going when it moves into Iowa.”
Zapotocny says drivers will want to avoid travel into southwest Nebraska. The National Weather Service issued a travelers warning due to blizzard conditions. One to three inches of snow is expected in and around the McCook area and winds should increase to 60 mph. She says people should be prepared for road closings and power outages. There is also a winter storm watch out for areas of western Nebraska.