Another dose of winter
Winter is back.
After a slight reprieve from the arctic weather, about an inch of snow fell early Friday morning, and more is expected on Saturday.
Temperatures also dipped below seasonal norms, with a high of 19 on Friday, and expected highs of 25 and 18 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, according to the National Weather Service.
There is a 40 percent chance for snow during the day Saturday and a 30 percent chance Saturday night. Winds are expected to be steady at 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. That will cause wind chills to dip to as low as -6 Saturday into Sunday. No major accumulation of snow is expected with this storm, the National Weather Service said.
The beginning of next week isn’t expected to be much warmer with highs of 15 on Presidents Day and 18 on Tuesday. A slight chance for snow exists on Sunday night into Monday morning.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for several counties in far north Nebraska, including Cherry, Keya Paha, Brown and Rock Counties from Saturday at 9 a.m. through Sunday at noon.
Two to 5 inches of snow is expected in areas north of U.S. Highway 20. Heavier snow totals are expected in portions of South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana.
Up to 3 inches of snow is expected in northeast Nebraska, and lighter amounts in the Omaha area for the final day of the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships.
Across the region, temperatures aren’t expected to rise above freezing until Thursday.