Winter storm making its way across Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A powerful winter storm system will bring dangerous weather conditions to much of the region...including the threat of heavy snow and strong winds. Much of Western, Central and Northeastern Nebraska are already under BLIZZARD WARNINGS. East-central and part of Southeastern Nebraska will be included in a BLIZZARD WARNING beginning early Monday morning and continuing until 6pm Monday.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for a wintry mix of precipitation changing over to snow will go into effect for much of Southeastern Nebraska early Monday morning and continue until Monday at 6pm.

Conditions are expected to worsen from west-to-east across the state Monday morning. An icy mix of precipitation may precede the snow in some areas...creating slick roadways...parking lots...and sidewalks..so please be careful with any travel plans. Whiteout-or-near-whiteout conditions will be likely in-and-near the blizzard warning areas.

Widespread snowfall amounts of 7-to-14" are possible...with some areas of Central into Northeastern Nebraska POTENTIALLY seeing up to 18" of new snow. The combination of heavy snow and increasingly strong winds will make for dangerous-if-not-impossible travel.

At this time...much of Southeastern Nebraska...including Lincoln...is expected to see rain late Sunday evening into early Monday morning. In fact...an isolated thunderstorm is even possible. Rain will transition to snow after 3am from west to east with snow and blowing snow likely for much of the day on Monday. A period of freezing rain or sleet may precede the changeover to snow early Monday morning...creating the potential for slick conditions for those attempting to make the morning commute...so please be careful and informed.

The latest model runs have INCREASED snowfall POTENTIAL around the state...and even though Southeastern Nebraska is expected to see lighter amounts of snow than some areas...we would now put LINCOLN in the 3-to-6" snowfall range...all of it falling on Monday...and combining with N-NW winds of 20 to 40 mph making for hazardous travel.

Stay tuned to 10/11 NOW on air, online and on social media for the latest on the winter storm system.