Storm strong in western & central parts of Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - For the rest of the state, BLIZZARD WARNINGS are in effect over much of western and central regions, with WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES along a Norfolk to Grand Island to Beaver City line.

Heavy snow west and north, coupled with winds gusting from 40 to 60 mph, will create white out conditions making travel nearly impossible today.

Areas in western Nebraska could see 8" to foot or more of snow, with some areas of Northern Nebraska looking at up to two feet.

Areas in the Winter WEATHER ADVISORY will see less snow, from 1 to 4 inches, but some icing may will be possible causing treacherous travel. The storm will exit the state by Friday.

Temperatures will remain below normal through the weekend before warming toward the lower 70s on Monday. There is a chance of scattered showers Tuesday night.

TODAY: Cloudy, windy with a 40% chance of rain showers, east. Snow and blowing snow central and west. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s. South winds 15-25 gusting to 40 mph becoming northwest 25 to 30 mph gusting to 50 mph.

TONIGHT: Cloudy, windy, colder. 40% chance of snow showers or a rain, snow mix Snow and blowing snow central and west with blizzard conditions. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s. WNW winds 25 to 35 mph with 50+ mph gusts.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the low to mid 40s. West northwest winds 15 to 25 gusting to 35 mph.

SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Highs in the low to mid 50s.