Forecasters say there will be much less snow than first feared, but road conditions will still be iffy as we’re seeing a mix of rain, sleet and snow. As temperatures cool, the precipitation is changing to all snow. Travel is not advised, if it can be avoided.
Wind gusts up to 45 miles an hour are bumping wind chill indices to around 15 degrees below zero.
Many schools across Nebraska have already announced they’ll operate on a delay or they’re cancelling classes for the day.
It’s an abrupt turn-around in some areas, as high temperatures on Wednesday climbed near 50 in parts of southeast Nebraska. For Friday and Saturday, highs are only expected in the teens with lows in single digits.