Winter weather is hitting Nebraska this weekend.
Kenny Roberg, National Weather Service forecaster, says an arctic front is causing the snow.
“The amounts, from what we’ve picked up overnight and through this morning, are a little bit heavier over the northern Panhandle and northwest part of the Sandhills, there’s probably a good three to four inches expected across there,” Roberg tells Nebraska Radio Network. “We’ll see only a couple inches over towards the central part of the state.”
He says clear skies overnight will drop the temperature below freezing.
“We’ll see lows getting into the single digits in some places,” Roberg explains, “so we’re looking at some record-breaking type cold temperatures with this.”
He says more rain and possibly snow is expected Sunday, but then a brief warm up the first half of next week is expected.
“We’re actually going to get what we call an upper level ridge build into our part of the region from Wednesday into Thursday of next week,” Roberg says. “We could actually see the potential for some temperatures in Nebraska getting well into the upper-60s to upper-70s.”
Roberg says forecasters are watching for some more unsettled weather next Friday, but he says warmer weather is returning slowly.