WAYNE – A mid-week storm will roll through the area on Wednesday, December 23 dropping one to seven inches of snow and see winds peak with gusts up to 60 mph.
According to a release from the National Weather Service – Omaha Center, northeast Nebraska is in a blizzard warning from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Other parts of the region will experience a winter storm warming, high wind warning, winter weather advisory and wind advisory.
Travel is expected to be impacted due to strong winds, blowing snow and slick roadways.
The strong winds will be out of the north northwest gusting 45 to 60 mph with visibility of a quarter of a mile or less in areas of blowing snow. Peak snow rates could be at one inch per hour with light ice accumulations possible at precipitation onset.
Blizzard conditions will develop in northeast Nebraska by sunrise, then lingering into the afternoon. Light icing could impact the metros early, then any precipitation should be snow after 10 a.m. with strong winds expected the entire day. The snow intensity will taper off around 6 p.m.
The NWS is calling for 2-4 inches of snow for Wayne, Norfolk and South Sioux City with areas to the north receiving up to seven inches. The winds will be gusting 50-60 mph in Wayne throughout the day.
Also, unsecured holiday decorations and other loose items may be damaged or blown around.
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