Tuesday is a First Alert Day as a winter storm takes aim at the Central Plains
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - After a day of quiet weather Monday, we’re gearing up for Tuesday’s First Alert Day.
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Clouds will increase again overnight, with temperatures dropping into the upper-teens and lower-20s. Snow showers will increase from the southwest to the northeast after midnight, with snow approaching the Metro closer to sunrise. Periods of snow will take us throughout the day Tuesday, with the heaviest rates from midday through the afternoon. The system will push to our east by midnight.
During the afternoon and evening, warm air will lift, causing a wintry mix to fall for areas south of I-80. The greatest icing potential exists closer to the Kansas and Missouri borders. More warm air will cause more freezing rain and sleet to fall, cutting into snowfall totals for these spots south of I-80. If for some reason the warm air doesn’t surge as far north as expected, higher snowfall totals are possible.
Winds won’t be nearly as high as we experienced Christmas week, but winds from the SSE will gust 30 to 35 mph at times Tuesday. Breezy conditions take us into Wednesday as well.
Regardless of where you fall on the snowfall forecast map, expect travel impacts Tuesday! Keep track of the radar and the forecast on-the-go by downloading the free WOWT First Alert Weather App: https://www.wowt.com/page/get-the-first-alert-weather-app/
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