Update: Snow and Cold Will Return to Nebraska This Weekend

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Snow will develop across Western and Central Nebraska during the day on Saturday and spread into Eastern Nebraska by Saturday evening.

It looks like the state will see a prolonged period of snow from Saturday night into early Tuesday morning. During this time period, 6 to 12 inches of snow could accumulate with higher amounts possible.

Temperatures will continue to get colder over the weekend and into next week as Arctic air moves into the Central Plains. High temperatures over the weekend will range from the upper teens to mid 20s with lows in the single digits to low teens. By the middle of next week highs will not make it out of the single digits in some areas and lows will be below zero.

Strong winds are not expected with the weekend storm, however, it could still be breezy at times creating some blowing and drifting snow.

As of late Friday night, there was a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for portions of Central Nebraska from 9pm Saturday until midnight Monday night. Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings, Ord, York, Hebron and Holdrege were included in the advisory. There is a Winter Storm Watch in effect for portions of Western Nebraska from Saturday evening through Sunday evening. North Platte, Broken Bow, Ogallala and Imperial were included in the watch.

Stay tuned to the 10-11 Pinpoint Weather Team throughout the weekend for weather updates.