Messy weather, Thursday…Travel Concerns – KSNB

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) – An upper level storm system will move out of Colorado Thursday morning bringing a wintry mix of precipitation that could make travel hazardous. Winter Weather Advisories have been expanded into northern areas with the expiration extended into Thursday evening. Icing could make travel difficult over a widespread area tomorrow, so check the latest forecast before venturing out.
Clouds will increase late tonight with the advisory taking effect at midnight. The storm may be slowing somewhat, but precipitation in the form of freezing drizzle and freezing rain is expect to develop south of a Lexington to Hebron line from the pre-dawn hours to the early morning commute. The precipitation will spread northeast through the morning producing a glaze of ice on area roads of perhaps a tenth of an inch or more causing roads to turn slick.
Temperatures profiles will be critical for this scenario which could change with any deviation in the track of the storm. Right now morning lows will start in the lower 20s with afternoon highs near the freezing mark.
There still could be some freezing rain or rain converting over to snow in afternoon with the favored accumulations in northern areas. By late Thursday evening some lingering snow will be over Northeast Nebraska with clearing skies from the southwest.
The sun returns on Friday and it will be dry through the weekend. A strengthen upper level low will storm into Nebraska Tuesday into Wednesday, bringing the potential for rain and snow accompanied by gusty winds.
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