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Winter Storm Watch


Snow and blowing snow likely from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning…

.Rain will change to snow on Wednesday evening through Wednesday night, with accumulating snow expected through Thursday morning. Strong northwest winds will create blowing and drifting snow, with reduced visibilities. The winds will combine with plunging temperatures to cause wind chills to drop to the teens below zero. Additionally, the plunging temperatures may cause wet surfaces to freeze quickly, leaving a layer of ice beneath the snow.

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…Snow and blowing snow likely. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Tree branches could fall, as well. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with isolated higher amounts, are possible.

* WHERE…Portions of east central, northeast and southeast Nebraska and west central Iowa.

* WHEN…From Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Significant reductions in visibility are possible. Cold wind chills as low as 15 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Rapidly falling temperatures on Wednesday night may cause wet surfaces to freeze quickly, leaving a layer of ice beneath the snow.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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