Snowfall ended this morning in Nebraska and dumped 1 to 2 inches in the eastern part of the state and 3 inches the Lincoln area. Now round two. David Eastlack is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service and more precipitation is on the way for the eastern part of the state and the news isn’t good.
Eastlack says, “The main thing we are contending with is freezing drizzle. That is going to possibly put up to 1/10th of an inch of accumulating ice. I would say heading toward drive-time, the freezing drizzle should be moving in with ice accumulations so I would anticipate hazardous driving conditions through the afternoon rush.”
The brunt of the accumulations will be along and south of I-80 with about 1/10th of an inch is expected. Eastlack says that northeastern Nebraska could see about 500ths of an inch of ice.
And there is more. A significant storm system will move out of the Rockies into the Central Plains area over the weekend. On Saturday, Eastlack says the heaviest accumulating snow will be over northeast Nebraska into northwest Iowa with amounts up to 8 inches. The Omaha metro area could see anywhere from 3 to 5 inches.