A blizzard warning has been issued by the National Weather Service from southwestern through central and northeastern Nebraska today through Monday.
The rest of the state won’t escape the winter storm, though conditions might not be as severe.
A winter storm warning has been issued for today and tonight in much of western Nebraska. Winter weather advisories have been issued for south-central and east-central Nebraska.
NWS forecasters predict snow in west and central Nebraska today. Freezing drizzle and freezing rain might fall prior to changing into snow. There will be significant blowing and drifting of snow in the west. In the east, there will be light rain or light drizzle.
Highs today will range from the upper 20s in the Panhandle to near 40 in the eastern portion of the state.
Blizzard conditions for portions of Nebraska are expected this evening with snow and blowing snow in western, central, and northeastern Nebraska. While the snow falls in those portions of Nebraska, rain is expected to fall in eastern Nebraska. The storm in the east could even produce a thunderstorm. The rain is expected to turn into a mix of freezing rain and sleet late this evening in eastern Nebraska.
The NWS forecast for Monday forecasts snow and blowing snow in central and northeastern Nebraska with a wintry mix changing to snow in the rest of eastern Nebraska. Snow in western Nebraska is expected to end in the morning.
The storm is expected to exit the state Tuesday.
Snow amounts could be heavy with as much as six to 10 inches of snow in western Nebraska and between a foot and a foot-and-a-half of snow in northeastern Nebraska. Snow accumulation will taper off greatly in the Omaha and Lincoln areas. Omaha could get one to three inches of snow with Lincoln predicted to get three to six inches.
Visibility will likely deteriorate greatly in portions of Nebraska. Click here for Nebraska Department of Transportation road information.