Many Nebraskans will be breaking out the snow shovel on Friday. Brian Smith is the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says a fast moving clipper system will arrive in the northern part of the state Friday morning toward the Nebraska – South Dakota border and spread to the southeast during the day.
Smith says five to six inches of snow could fall in the Sioux City metro area. The Chadron area could see three to four inches of snow. Upwards of three inches is expected in the Omaha metro area, an inch in Lincoln and a dusting in North Platte.
Along with the snow, Smith says the wind will pick up Friday evening and there could be gusts upwards of 25 miles per hour and that could cause some visibility problems for drivers. Another issue will be the cold temperatures. Smith says the low overnight Friday will likely be in the upper teens to lower 20’s and highs this weekend in the 30’s. He says warmer weather returns on Monday with highs near the 40 degree mark.