WAYNE – Ahead of bitterly cold wind chills treacherous travel is expected in parts of northeast Nebraska today.
According to a release from National Weather Service – Omaha Center, weather officials are calling for light snow, light ice accumulations and blowing snow. Wind chills will range between 15 and 30 below Wednesday evening into Thursday morning.
A wind chill advisory has also been issued for Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. Another advisory issued includes a winter weather advisory along and north of a line from Neligh, NE to Denison, IA between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Precipitation will turn from rain to snow with snow accumulations being a trace to one inch along with light ice accumulations possible. A “flash freeze” will produce slick roads as strong north winds sustained at 20-25 mph, gusting up to 40 mph Wednesday may drop visibility to a half of a mile or less with blowing snow.
Frost bite could occur in as little as 30 minutes Wednesday night through Thursday morning.
As of Wednesday morning, the coldest wind chill being predicated is in Wayne at 30 below with Norfolk and Neligh both at 26 below.
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