Winter weather officially arrived in parts of Nebraska today. National Weather Service – Valley Meteorologist David Eastlack says a winter weather advisories are in effect many areas in central and western Nebraska.
Eastlack says there are several stations in western Nebraska that are reporting snow. He says they should get upwards of two inches of snow but the strong wind will cause near blizzard like conditions. He says travel will be treacherous. Winter weather advisories are in effect for many areas in central and western Nebraska through the evening hours.
It is a different story in eastern Nebraska with severe weather in the forecast. Eastlack says, “It is going to be along and south of the I-80 corridor over eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. it is going to be a very fine line where this severe weather sets up. There is a very strong sheer over southeast Nebraska right now and on radar, isolated storms are starting to develop. The ingredients are there for some severe weather activity.”
That could include thunderstorms, hail, strong wind and there is a possibility of tornados. High wind warnings will also be in effect for parts of eastern Nebraska late this afternoon into the overnight hours.