Winter weather advisory set for Sunday night

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - A winter weather advisory is in effect through Monday morning for parts of the viewing area. By late Sunday evening, we will begin to see a bit of a wintry mix with some areas of freezing rain or freezing drizzle possible ahead of snow.

We should, however, quickly transition to snow which continues overnight into Monday morning. Snowfall accumulations should stay fairly light, with up to 2" of snow possible for most areas as the system should move through fairly quickly, which will limit the precipitation potential. Roads will be slick as a light glaze of ice may come before the snow, so you'll want to take it slow with any travel late Sunday and Monday morning and allow extra time.

Veterans Day on Monday will feature one of the coldest days yet of the season with highs for many not making it above freezing as the arctic air mass settles into the Plains. Light flurries may continue in the early morning but clouds are expected to clear through late morning with mostly sunny skies in place by afternoon.

Any snow we do see over the next 24-48 hours won't be able to stick around long. We will quickly rebound from this blast of arctic air and highs are forecast to be back into the 40s and 50s for the remainder of the week along with more sunshine and generally dry weather.

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy and much colder. Highs in the mid 40s. Northeast winds at 10 to 15 MPH, gusting to 25 MPH in the evening.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with a chance for freezing rain and drizzle, quickly turning over to light snow. Light snow accumulations of up to 2" possible. Lows in the middle teens.

MONDAY (VETERANS DAY): Areas of light snow in the morning, becoming partly to mostly sunny. Very cold with highs in the mid 20s. Northerly winds gusting to 25 MPH at times through the morning.