A winter weather advisory remains in effect for western Nebraska until very early Monday morning.
Blizzard or near-blizzard conditions have been reported in southwestern Nebraska, including the city of McCook.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the western portion of Nebraska where winter has returned with freezing rain and snow. NWS says the advisory will extend until one o’clock Monday morning. NWS reports the worst conditions were in a narrow band from western Kansas into Nebraska.
Forecasters at the Weather Service predict snow will continue to fall throughout the evening. A dusting of snow is expected in western Lincoln and western Hayes Counties, but some areas might get as much as five inches before the storm exits the area. Snow has been falling throughout the day in some parts of Nebraska with reports of as much as seven inches of snow in Cambridge; 5-to-6 inches in Beaver City and Brady.
Wind has been fierce throughout this storm and is expected to blow at about 25 to 35 miles per hours with gusts up to 40 mph.
Travel has been difficult throughout the weekend and is expected to become evening more difficult throughout tonight. Accidents along I-80 shut a portion of the interstate down in western Nebraska for a time.
NWS cautions travelers to prepare for snow covered roads and limited visibility.
This late, late winter storm is expected to end overnight giving way to more normal spring-like weather.
For information on road conditions, click here for the Nebraska Department of Transportation report.