High Winds, Bitter Cold Temperatures Expected

WAYNE – With a cold front on its way through the Midwest, northeast Nebraska residents should be prepared for high winds first.

In a release from the National Weather Center, they are calling for a high wind warning in northeast Nebraska and west-central Iowa from midnight through the afternoon Monday. Northwest winds are being reported at 35 to 45 mph with gusts as high as 60 mph.

The remainder of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa will have a wind advisory from 3 a.m. until Monday at noon.

The wind will make it difficult to travel for high-profile vehicles, especially on east-west roads. Also, tree limbs and power lines could be blown down.

A wind chill watch has also been issued for Tuesday night through Thursday morning. Exposure to the dangerous cold could result in frost bite and hypothermia.

Wind chill values are ranging from 30 to 40 below in most of northeast Nebraska as well as 40 to 50 below in west-central Iowa.