Potent Spring storm to bring a round of wintry weather

Published: Apr. 15, 2020 at 8:17 PM CDT
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A potent Spring storm will bring a round of wintry weather consisting of accumulating snow and areas of blowing snow. Roads are expected to become slippery and travel may become difficult with visibility reduced to 1/2 to 1/4 miles at times.

Snow, moderate to heavy at times, is likely through Thursday morning. High snowfall rates could lead to brief periods of high accumulation. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Watches have been issued.

Right now, snow chances look their strongest between I-80 and Highway 2 in Western Nebraska with the highest totals further to the west in the Panhandle. Isolated bands of heavy snowfall will be possible a bit further east into Greater Nebraska which may lead to locally higher snowfall totals. Moderate snowfall accumulations are widely expected across the central Sandhills with lower totals in far northern and southern Nebraska. Winds will be breezy at times with whiteout conditions possible briefly but not widely expected.

While snowfall totals themselves are still difficult to pin down, it is most important to focus on the overall impacts of this system. Roads will become slick and snow-packed and visibility will be reduced at times due to heavy snow. Travel will be hazardous at times and should be delayed until Friday if possible. Conditions will also be hazardous for young livestock.

As always, continue to check back for updates as springtime snowfall forecasts will tend to change rapidly.

The sunshine comes back on Friday with highs rebounding into the upper 40s. Continued sunshine and 60s are in-store for the weekend.

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