Winter is back…

HASTINGS, Neb. (Nebraska) — We wouldn’t blame anyone for thinking spring had arrived, but the grim reality will be fulfilled Wednesday when a winter storm joins in, bringing a variety of conditions that will have you reaching for your parka and snow shovels. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Warnings will be in effect Wednesday as a large area of ​​snow sweeps across northern areas of the state, while the I-80 corridor will see a winter mix of freezing drizzle or sleet with some snow mixing in the afternoon that could roll out an icy glaze, but little build up.

Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Warnings will be in effect Wednesday for slippery roads and poor visibility. (Nebraska)

For the Tri-Cities and South Central Nebraska, the main snowstorm will occur for an approximately three-hour period Wednesday evening, providing an inch or two of accumulation with heavy to moderate accumulations in the central and northern areas.

Heavier snow will occur most of the day in northern areas, but for the Tri-Cities accumulated snow will hit quickly Wednesday evening. (Nebraska) Wednesday through Thursday afternoon. (Nebraska)

Snow will be out of the state by Thursday afternoon. but northerly winds gusty up to 40 mph will promote freezing cold winds where it will feel 15 to 30 below zero. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY will include the Tri-Cities Wednesday night at midnight through Thursday noon over a threat of a freeze.

From Wednesday evening to Thursday. (Nebraska)

Wednesday temperatures will drop from the lower 30s Wednesday morning to the lower 20s in the afternoon. Thursday will be particularly chilly with afternoon highs remaining in the mid to low teen range.

Scattered areas of snow, freezing drizzle and sleet may make roads slippery, but precipitation is not expected to be constant.(Nebraska)Thursday afternoon.(Nebraska)

Temperatures will dip below freezing by Friday morning and only climb into the 20s in the afternoon, but if you can hang on you should be rewarded with temperatures moderating into the 40s and 50s over the weekend. An upper-level low pressure system will move into the region on Sunday, but precipitation is expected to remain as rain given warmer temperatures. The instability will in fact be sufficient to produce some thunderstorms over the whole area.

But pull yourself together for the weekend. (Nebraska)

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