By the time we see our first measurable snowfall on Wednesday, we will have waited 309 days. I hope that I am not the only one that is excited for the our first snowstorm. However, I do know that this comes when a lot of people will be traveling before the holiday. If you do have plans for leaving Thursday morning, I would suggest waiting until Friday or Saturday. As of now, there is a WINTER STORM WATCH issued for central, eastern, and southeastern Nebraska and a BLIZZARD WATCH for southwestern Nebraska.
The storm system that we are talking about is currently over Nevada. The low pressure system will makes it's way into Nebraska by Wednesday afternoon. The precipitation may start as rain before transitioning to all snow by Wednesday evening. Our in house models are the heaviest snow will fall from Grand Island to Lincoln and up towards Omaha. To make matters worse, wind speeds up to 30 mph and gusts up to 40 mph are expected for Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
The forecast models are still wavering on the strength and track of this system. Of course, if this storm pushes a little further, snow amounts will be much less. Or if the system slows down, snow amounts my be much more than we are predicting. Whatever the track, intensity, or track of the storm, the 10/11 Weather Team will keep you up to date with the latest information