Winter Weather Advisory Ending, For Much of Southeast Nebraska

  • Winter Weather Advisory Ending, For Much of Southeast Nebraska

Winter Weather Advisory Ending, For Much of Southeast Nebraska

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for areas in purple and a Winter Storm Warning for areas in magenta, until 10 p.m.

Rain will change to freezing rain Friday morning and then change to accumulating snow by late Friday afternoon, according to the forecast.

Tonight: Wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet, changing to snow early.

"Ice accumulations up to.2" are possible until mid morning.

A strong cold front, located between the Mississippi River and the Appalachians Friday morning, will continue to sweep east and eventually clear the entire East Coast by Saturday afternoon, the weather service said.

Total ice accumulations of two to three tenths are expected with snowfall totals of 1 to 3 inches.

In some areas, the amount of ice could cause weak tree limbs to fall, possibly disrupting power lines and triggering power outages, the Weather Channel reported. The switch will then happen from northwest to southeast through the rest of Friday evening, Friday night and Saturday morning. Use caution when traveling.

A powerful cold front is bringing below freezing temperatures as it sweeps through eastern Iowa and western IL. St. Louis woke up Friday to temperatures 40 degrees colder than Thursday morning.

"Snow and sleet will be heavy and dense, making it a challenge to shovel", the warning said. This won't be the light and fluffy snow we've had so far this season, there will be some weight to it.

"We are not looking at a big ice or snow storm type situation, but it is certainly going to be very impactful particularly the afternoon commute when people are getting off work or getting out of school", Gilbert said. Low pressure is expected to develop along the front and enhance the precipitation across northeast OH and northwest PA. Details on winter weather safety resources across the state, such as warming centers, can be found by visiting or by calling 2-1-1. Parts of Calloway, Marshall, Trigg, Lyon, Christian and Hopkins Counties in Kentucky are expected to get close to a quarter inch of ice. As always, locally higher totals are possible.

The storm may bring major travel disruptions throughout the region.

On the southern side of the storm, winds gusted to 68 miles per hour in Midland, Texas, producing a dust storm and reducing visibility close to zero.

KYTC said pre-treating highways with brine will be ineffective due to expected rainfall prior to the wintry mix. There is the potential for ice jam flooding.