Winter Storm Warning Issued For Portions Of East Central And Northeast Nebraska


The good part of the storm was that there was not as much ice accumulation as there could have been. Visibility was hindered by the snow fall.

A NOAA satellite image of the continental USA taken on Monday, Feb. 18.

Thursday is expected to be mainly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of flurries, heading towards a high of 0 C.

"Since this storm will have a great deal of moisture available to it from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, a substantial amount of precipitation is likely", said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.

WHEN.The heaviest snow will during the mid-to-late morning into the early afternoon hours. Six to nine inches of snow is expected in portions of east central and northeast Nebraska, including the West Point area.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties.

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The metro has been upgraded from a Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning from midnight Tuesday through 6 p.m. Wednesday. "Please allow extra time for travel", the transit agency said in a tweet.

Meanwhile sub-freezing air may well get "trapped" in the mountain valleys, so ice and snow may well accumulate long enough to sponsor slick roads and possible power outs.

WHAT... Mixed precipitation expected. Ice accumulations of a light glaze expected for Republic, Washington, Marshall, Nemaha, and Brown counties. It appeared the roads had been plowed earlier.

Environment Canada says freezing rain is on the way for Durham Region and the GTA.

Stay weather aware throughout the day and download the Storm Tracker 21 app.

WARMER, DRIER END TO THE WEEK: Temperatures rebound nicely Thursday, climbing back up into the upper 40s during the afternoon!