MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
After what's been a fairly nice stretch of weather over the last week, the forecast calls for some wintry conditions over the next several days with cooler temperatures for the next week.
Tonight, we'll continue to see mostly cloudy skies with mild overnight temperatures only falling down to around 30°. As an area of low pressure begins to swing across the state, we'll see chances for precip pick up overnight as well with some areas of rain and sleet, possibly mixed with some light snow by Tuesday morning.
For the day on Tuesday, we'll see overcast conditions with areas of mixed precip turning over to rain for much of the afternoon as temperatures are still forecast to climb into the lower 40s. In the evening, as temps cool back down, we'll likely see rain turn back over to snow late Tuesday. Winds also will become strong starting Tuesday evening from the northwest between 10 and 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH.
Tuesday night into Wednesday, we'll continue to see about a 50% chance for some light snow with very strong winds -- which could create travel and visibility problems with potential blowing snow. Temperatures will drop down into the upper 20s.
Light snow will linger through early on Wednesday before the area of low pressure shifts east out of the area. Winds look to remain quite strong on Wednesday as it will feel much more like winter than it has for awhile. Highs will be in the lower 30s and with winds gusting up to 30 MPH, wind chills will be in the teens and 20s throughout the day with mostly cloudy skies.
Snow totals along and south of I-80 will be minor with a trace to around an inch possible. The heaviest snow will fall across the northern part of the state into southern South Dakota, between 4" and 6", where Winter Storm Warnings are in effect until early Wednesday morning.
Clouds begin to clear out on Thursday with quiet and cooler weather. Highs will be a little below average in the lower 30s with mostly to partly sunny skies. Winds won't be as strong on Thursday either.
Friday and into the weekend, we'll slowly warm into the upper 30s with quiet and dry conditions.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with lows around 30°. Chances for light rain and sleet after midnight. Winds out of the southeast between 5 and 15 MPH.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of rain, light freezing rain, sleet and snow. Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Southeast wind at 10 to 15 MPH turning to the northwest in the evening with gusts up to 30 MPH. Rain showers will change to snow showers Tuesday night. Right now it looks like locations along and South of I-80 will see an inch or less of snow. Higher accumulation s are possible north of I-80. The heaviest snow is expected over far Northern Nebraska.
WEDNESDAY:Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow early and decreasing through the day. Highs in the lower 30s. Mostly cloudy Wednesday night with lows in the 20s.