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Wind Advisory until Thursday night; cooler during St. Patrick’s Day

Rain, then a switch to snow came and ended on Thursday afternoon. Gatherings of light were observed in the city around 1″, as visibility decreased rapidly in temperatures near freezing. Some of the concerns Thursday night include high winds and muddy spots freezing overnight to create slippery areas by Friday morning.

A wind warning (tan shade below) was issued for eastern Nebraska late Thursday night. Gusts up to 50mph could be seen until 7pm before easing slightly to around 40-45mph.

St. Patrick’s Day will be less windy, but we will maintain northerly winds which may still be up to 25-30 mph at times. The cold air that is stabilizing in the region will stay with us for a few days before spring sets in on Monday.

Overnight, most of southeastern Nebraska will drop into their teens and 20s. Icy spots are likely for Friday’s morning commute along with some gusts.

The clouds will start to clear in the afternoon to become partly sunny for another cooler day. The cold stretch continues with only highs in the 20s and low 30s on Saturday.

The cold air also accompanies us until Sunday. Wind chills Saturday morning could be as low as the single digits, if not below zero in some spots.

Meteorologist Jessica Blum Twittered: Jessica Blum Wx Facebook: JessicaBlumWx

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