Nebraskans planning travel on Thanksgiving Day should be ready for some form of precipitation. National Weather Service Meteorologist Van DeWald says those in western Nebraska can expect a couple inches of snowfall. He says the biggest problems will be in central and eastern Nebraska.
DeWald says, “Thursday morning it should be warm enough for all rain but as the temperatures drop Thursday afternoon that is when we turn over to that mix of sleet and freezing rain. The accumulation of the ice could be one-tenth of an inch and maybe a little bit more. That is a significant amount of ice and could cause travel problems.”
DeWald says for eastern Nebraska the freezing rain will be followed by snow and about an inch is in the forecast with more snow north of the metro area.
Travelers are advised to keep close tabs on the weather and plan accordingly.