A storm system that is brewing along the west coast could cause big problems for the Midwest early next week. Cathy Zapotocny is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Omaha and says there is a lot of concern with this storm system because it packs a lot of moisture. The temperature in Nebraska is very cold right now and we have a potential of a wintry mix of precipitation, icing and snow.
Zapotocny says, “The storm system will be affecting the area later on Sunday, into Monday and Monday night. That would be the time frame we are most concerned with and that is when the storm system would be coming in and that is when the greatest amount of influx of moisture and the potential for that icing and snow accumulations will be coming in. Parts of the area will see rain but the icing is what we are most concerned about.”
She says significant icing means a half-inch or more. This system could impact multiple states. Some weather models show icing is expected in eastern Nebraska with snowfall in the central and western parts of the state.