David’s Evening Forecast - Rain and snow likely Wednesday

Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 4:33 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - After some patchy fog once again this morning, clouds thinned enough this afternoon to allow a bit of a warm up around the metro. Temperatures warmed into the low and mid 40s leading to a fair bit of melting. Clouds will thicken up this evening, helping to keep temperatures from falling too quickly. A south wind will also keep temperatures up, generally in the mid and upper 30s through Midnight. Rain showers are expected to develop by Midnight, lasting into Wednesday morning.

Rain showers will generally be light, but up to a quarter-inch of rainfall is possible. Temperatures remain in the mid 30s, just above freezing so icing should not be an issue. We will see some snow mix in by midday around the metro with snow likely north of town. Precipitation should become all snow during the afternoon in the metro, but we may still see some rain or drizzle mix in at times, especially after 6pm. The above-freezing temperatures and mix of rain and drizzle may help to limit amounts to less than 2 inches around the metro, with some areas struggling to reach one inch. To our north, where less rain will mix in, some higher totals of 2-4 inches are possible from Blair north to Tekamah into northwest Iowa. This is where a Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect as some slick to snow covered roads are possible. Snow diminished by evening, possibly mixing back over to a light drizzle.

Wednesday Snow Potential
Wednesday Snow Potential(WOWT)

Cloudy skies will likely be the rule for much of the rest of the week, but temperatures will not be too terribly cold. We’ll top out near average, with highs in the low to mid 30s Thursday right through the weekend. Overnight lows dip into the lower 20s. If skies clear, we may see some spots fall back into the teens. Another slight chance for snow enters the forecast by Sunday, but does not appear to be a major system at this time. A slow warm trend back into the 40s takes over for next week.

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