Blowing snow can lead to white-out conditions at times

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Four to 8 inches of snow has fallen in Lincoln County overnight. Meteorologist Brayden Murdock says the warm ground didn't let a lot of that accumulate.

City and state road crews cleared highways and emergency routes in North Platte overnight. Murdock says, "Our chances for snowfall will back off this evening but our winds will remain strong. This will allow our Blizzard conditions to continue into the night."

Murdock says, "Some areas could see high snow drifts as well as fully snow-covered roads, along with reduced visibility. In spite of our reduced snowfall chances, travel will still be very dangerous in certain parts of the region. It is recommended to stay inside during this time.

Forecasters say winds will gust between 40 mph winds and 60 mph as this system remains in the region. This will cause blowing and drifting snow through most of the day with several instances of white-out conditions.

Our snow chances will back off into the evening, but our winds will remain strong in certain areas, meaning our blizzard conditions will continue.

Temperatures look to stay in the 20s and 30s through most of the day but we will see a warming trend in the next few days, helping melt off some on that heavy snow.

THURSDAY: Very windy, cold, and snowy. Areas of moderate to heavy snow in the morning with snow intensity diminishing in the afternoon and evening. Northwest winds sustained at 30 to 40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. Winds diminish Thursday night. Cold. Highs in the upper 20s and low 30s with wind chills in the single digits and teens.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny, breezy, and cold. Highs in the upper 30s and low 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 MPH.

SATURDAY: Partly sunny and chilly. Highs in the 40s.

SUNDAY: Sunny and warmer. Highs in the 50s.