National Weather Service Meteorologist Katie Gross says the freezing drizzle will change to snow this afternoon and eastern Nebraska could see anywhere from two to four inches before it moves out of the area.
It is another snow day for many schools in the eastern third of the state. A winter weather advisory is in effect until midnight. Precipitation started falling overnight in the form of freezing drizzle. That coated streets and sidewalks with one to two-tenths of an inch of ice.
Gross says, “It looks like snow is expected continue through this afternoon into the evening. One thing to keep in mind too is that we are expecting winds to increase this afternoon. We could have gusts of up to 20 to 35 miles an hour across the area. That could create lower visibility where there is snow and then if you have any freezing drizzle, more toward the Norfolk area, you could see some issues created by the winds on power lines that already have freezing drizzle on them.”
Higher amounts of snow are expected south of I-80 and southeast Nebraska is expecting the most snow.
Those driving this afternoon can expect slick road conditions. Allow for extra travel time to reach your destination.
Click here for Nebraska 511, state road conditions from the Nebraska Dept. of Transportation.