National Weather Service Reports Thursday Snow Could Bring Freezing Rain

WAYNE – As flurries fell in northeast Nebraska early Wednesday, a storm system bringing snow will be moving in from the south Thursday into the weekend.

According to a release from the National Weather Service Omaha-Center, the first issuance of snowfall Thursday and Friday with Friday morning freezing rain or light rain/drizzle was announced Wednesday morning.

Additional winds could gust up to 30 mph Friday during the day and into the night.

A wintry mix and transitioning precipitation type is expected Thursday night through Friday night. The highest snowfall amounts are 2-4 inches expected in Iowa. Also, ice accumulation of 0.01 to 0.10 inches are possible in the region.

Snow is being forecast to move into eastern Nebraska and western Iowa Thursday night before midnight with the transition from snow to freezing rain (wintry mix) happening Friday morning. Snow will return Friday night and is expected to end before sunrise Saturday morning.

Weather officials have posted a moderate confidence in the snowfall and ice amount. This will depend on the timing of the transition of precipitation.

Expected snowfall for Wayne, Lincoln and Fremont is 1-3 inches while Norfolk, Neligh and Albion could see a trace of snow up to two inches. The Nebraska/Iowa border near Onawa, Tekamah, Omaha and Nebraska City could get 2-4 inches. These totals range from Thursday, January 16 at 6 p.m. until Saturday, January 18 at 6 a.m.

Snow totals in central to north central Iowa are being forecast between 6-8 inches.

NWS states their Omaha/Valley radar is currently offline for upgrades but will be complete by Thursday.

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