Snow Forecast Update Ahead Of Friday Storm

WAYNE – Another weather update was posted Thursday morning ahead of the first winter storm of the season as the National Weather Service states hazardous travel will become likely by Friday afternoon.

A Winter Storm Watch has been put into effect for upper northeast Nebraska along parts of the South Dakota and Iowa borders and a Winter Storm Warning in north central Nebraska. Slick roads and accumulating snow is likely by late Friday along Interstate 80 during the evening commute.

Again northeast winds of 10-20 mph will become north with gusts up to 30 mph as temperatures will mostly remain in the upper 20s and lower 30s. There is also a 30% chance for freezing drizzle Friday morning which could cause hazardous travel during the morning commute if it develops.

Snow totals near Norfolk range from 3 – 5 inches, South Sioux City (3 – 7”) and Hartington between 5 – 8”. Most of northeast Nebraska also has a 90% or better chance of receiving two or more inches and the percentage goes down to 88% in Harington and 47% in Norfolk of four or more inches of snow. There’s also a 65% chance that the Hartington area has six or more inches of snow (Norfolk area at 14%).

Another forecast updated will be posted late Thursday afternoon on the US National Weather Service Omaha/Valley Nebraska Facebook page.