A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for the remainder of Nebraska.
The National Weather Service office in North Platte reports rain and widespread fog in western Nebraska this afternoon with rain, possibly mixed with snow and freezing rain, changing over to snow after 11 o’clock tonight. NWS warns the snow could be heavy at times with winds gusting as much as 35 miles per hour. Up to four inches of snow is expected. The snow should continue throughout Thursday with another four to eight inches of snow possible. Snow should taper off by Friday.
The Hastings office reports rain this afternoon with temperatures in the mid-40s for central Nebraska. Thunderstorms are possible with up to two inches of rain. Thursday is expected to see more rain. Snow could begin in the morning, possibly mixing with freezing rain. About a tenth of an inch of ice is expected with an inch of snow on top.
Rain is falling on the Omaha metro area as well as eastern and southeastern Nebraska. Rain and patchy fog are expected throughout today and into tomorrow when it could be joined by sleet. Little or no ice accumulation is expected in that part of the state with snow and sleet accumulation of less than half an inch.
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