WAYNE – With a cold front on its way through the Midwest, northeast Nebraska residents should be prepared for high winds first.
The National Weather Service Omaha Center released updated information Monday morning as the high wind warning continues to remain in effect through noon Monday for all of eastern Nebraska and most of southwest Iowa. Northwest winds are being reported at 35 to 45 mph with gusts as high as 60 mph.
The remainder of the entire area will have a wind advisory from noon until 6 p.m. Monday evening. Northwest winds range from 20-35 mph with gusts of 45 mph.
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.
The wind chill watch has been updated to a wind chill warning and advisory that goes into effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday until noon on Wednesday. Exposure to the dangerous cold could result in frostbite and hypothermia.
Wind chill values will range from 30 to 40 below in most of northeast Nebraska as well as 40 to 50 below in west-central Iowa.