A blizzard warning is in effect for much of central and northeast Nebraska today. Dave Fobert is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says that warning will remain in effect until 6 p.m. tonight.
Fobert says the snowfall is starting to wrap up now in central Nebraska. Light snow continues falling in the Grand Island – Kearney area. About ten inches fell in in those areas, North Platte and in Columbus.
Forecaster all weekend says there was going to be a very fine line as to blizzard conditions and a less severe winter storm. That is the case in Douglas County. Fobert says anywhere from 3 to 5 inches fell in the western part of the county but far less the further east you travel. As of 10:30 a.m. there was about two inches of slush on the ground near the Missouri River. Fobert says that area will receive one to two inches of snow as the day goes on but the strong wind will make for dangerous travel conditions.
Fobert says there is one bright spot and that is bitter cold temperatures will not follow this storm system. Temperatures will be on the favorable side for the remainder of the week.