Lincoln, Nebraska (KOLN) – Rain, freezing rain, drizzle, freezing drizzle, winter mixture, and snow are likely throughout the region on Monday. There is a chance of snow in the forecast for Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to drop in the first half of next week and the wind will blow.
Strong thunderstorms will pass through the area on Monday and Tuesday. At this time, the Panhandle and northwestern Nebraska are likely to see snow for the duration of the event. Snow or mixed winter is forecast for southwestern Nebraska early Monday, followed by possible snow Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. The snow is expected to taper off Tuesday afternoon, but light rain is possible into the evening. Northern central Nebraska will likely see snow or a winter mixture on Monday, followed by snow Monday night through Tuesday morning. The snow will taper through Tuesday afternoon or early evening. In south central Nebraska, there is a chance of rain or mixed winter on Monday, and a chance of mixed winter or snow on Monday night. Snow is likely Tuesday morning, fading in the afternoon or early evening. Northeastern Nebraska could see drizzle, freezing drizzle, rain, freezing rain, and snow on Monday, with a chance of a winter mixture or snow Monday night. Snow is likely Tuesday morning, fading in the afternoon or early evening. Southeastern Nebraska can experience drizzle or freezing drizzle early in the morning. There will be more rain late into the evening and can change from winter to snow Monday night through Tuesday morning. The snow should taper off in the afternoon and into the evening.
A winter storm warning is in effect for much of Nebraska Monday through Tuesday. An ice storm warning is in effect for northeastern Nebraska from noon Monday through Tuesday evening. A winter weather advisory is in effect for parts of southwest, south-central, and eastern Nebraska Monday through Tuesday. The highest snowfall is likely to be in the Panhandle and parts of northern Nebraska. The largest ice accumulations appear to be in parts of central and northeastern Nebraska. Parts of this area can make travel very difficult or impossible. Power outages and tree damage can also occur, especially in areas where ice buildup is greatest. Surface temperature and storm tracks have a significant effect on the type and amount of precipitation in a region. Stay tuned for the latest forecasts over the next few days.
Wednesday and Thursday remain cold before warming up on Friday. It may get a little cooler again over the weekend. Light snow and possible snow on Wednesday, mainly in eastern Nebraska. There is a chance of rain or snow on Saturday.
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