The National Weather Service in North Platte issued the storm warning set to begin at three o’clock in the morning Tuesday and end at midnight Tuesday. Travel could become extremely hazardous.
According to the National Weather Service, rainfall will change to snow late tonight and continue through the day Tuesday. Snow could become heavy at times. Seven to 10 inches of snow could fall, with some amounts even heavier across far southwestern Nebraska.
Northeastern Colorado could see up to 18 inches of snow.
Wind will be brisk, according to NWS, gusting from 20 to 30 mph late tonight. Wind speeds will stay strong throughout Tuesday, with gusts reaching 40 mph in open areas.
NWS warns that the combination of wet snow and wind will make travel dangerous, if not impossible at times Tuesday.
Travelers are advised to pack food, water, and flashlights if going out and to travel only if it is an emergency.
Ryan Baker, High Plains Radio, contributed to this report.