Meteorologists say a strong storm system should enter the state Sunday morning, likely beginning with freezing drizzle until turning into heavy snowfall.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of the state, beginning at 6 o’clock Sunday morning until noon or later Monday. It likely will bring heavy snow to western, north-central, and northeastern Nebraska. Omaha and Lincoln could see freezing drizzle followed by moderate to occasionally heavy and blowing snow.
NWS forecasters say the storm system will track east and strengthen later this weekend. The NWS forecast model predicts periods of snow with strong winds will hit western Nebraska and spread east through the state. Freezing drizzle and light icing will be possible ahead of the snow.
Snow accumulations of between eight and 11 inches of snow is possible in western and north-central Nebraska. Six to nine inches is possible in central and south-central Nebraska. Accumulations in northeast Nebraska area are expected to be five to eight inches.
Travel will become hazardous with visibility deteriorating drastically.
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