The weather is playing a bit of a trick this Halloween. Cathy Zapotocny is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service and says a four letter word is in the state’s forecast today – snow.
Zapotocny says, “We actually had some reduced visibility and snow in western Nebraska and some light accumulations as it heads across central Nebraska and it is going to encounter some dryer air as it moves across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa so we could see some sprinkles or a little bit of that white stuff out there.”
Zapotocny says as the weather system moves east it will weaken. They still expect light snowfall accumulations in Hastings and the Fairbury area. She says other areas that could see flurries include Lincoln and Seward.
Temperatures will be in the 30’s to lower 40’s this afternoon and then dropping into the 30’s again at trick-or-treat time. Zapotocny says the wind not be too bad and will be out of the south at 5 to 15 mph.
Zapotocny says you never know what to expect weather-wise during Halloween. She says there can be thunderstorms or snowstorms in Nebraska this time of year. She says this year we are in-between where we have colder temperatures and a chance of light precipitation. If kids layer clothing and bundle up they should have a very Happy Halloween.