Dave Fobert is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service – Omaha office and says that a strong system will be moving across northern Kansas during the next 24 to 48 hour period.
If it does so, colder air will filter in behind it. The thunderstorm activity will be confined to southeast part of Nebraska and southwest Iowa while primarily there will be snow across northeast Nebraska. The system will start out as rain on Wednesday eventually changing to snow during the evening and overnight hours.
The main area for more significant snow will stretch from parts of southwest and central Nebraska to the northeast part of the state and then into South Dakota, northwest Iowa and Minnesota. Fobert says northeast Nebraska could get up to six inches of snow with up to two inches in the Omaha and Lincoln areas.
Fobert says, “It will probably be a wet, heavy snow. There is also going to be fairly strong north winds associated with this too. Although the snow will be too wet and heavy to blow around it probably will make visibility hard during the actual snowfall itself.”
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Antelope, Cedar, Knox and Pierce Counties until 1 a.m. Thursday.
Fobert says thunderstorms are expected in southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa but they will not be severe.