Light snow tapers off Saturday evening, with freezing drizzle moving in behind

Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 5:53 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2021 at 4:56 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Saturday is a First Alert Day with a light wintry mix of drizzle and snow expected to develop and move in during the afternoon hours. Accumulation will be rather light and somewhat slow but some isolated impacts to roads are possible into the evening.

5PM UPDATE: Snow will continue to taper off from southwest to northeast this evening, with light freezing drizzle falling in behind. Though we didn’t pick up more than an inch or two of snow, slick spots are possible as freezing drizzle coats a glaze on top. Be cautious if you’re heading out on the roads this evening/tonight!

In effect through 3 AM Sunday
In effect through 3 AM Sunday(WOWT)

ORIGINAL POST: The morning hours are looking dry and chilly for the Metro area. After 1pm or so, light snow or drizzle is expected to move in from the south and west. It appears more drizzle will be cutting into the snow totals at the onset and tail end of the system. However, a few good bursts of snow are still possible – especially during the early evening.

Saturday, January 23rd is a First Alert Day
Saturday, January 23rd is a First Alert Day(WOWT)

Snow will be slow to accumulate, and generally light. Up to 2 inches of snow are possible by the early overnight hours, with many 1″ reports likely. If we see more freezing drizzle, snowfall amounts will be lower. If we receive more snow… less freezing drizzle. Keep in mind that the drizzle along with the light snow could create a few slick spots, especially once the sun goes down.

Snowfall forecast through Saturday night
Snowfall forecast through Saturday night(WOWT)

Southeast winds will gust up to near 25 mph as well but shouldn’t pose a huge problem with the generally light snow. Overall, pay attention to road conditions the later into the evening Saturday as light snow and drizzle continues to fall.

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