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David’s Evening Forecast - Quiet and cold overnight with flurries possible Friday

Published: Feb. 4, 2021 at 3:50 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A burst of snow and gusty winds made for a rough morning commute Thursday, as expected. Thankfully the snow was a quick mover, with rapidly improving conditions by midday. Though temperatures plummeted from 41 at midnight to the 20s by 5 AM, sunshine helped warm the roads and improve driving conditions during the afternoon hours.

Wind gusts will back off after sunset, with mostly clear skies allowing temperatures to drop into the teens overnight. Clouds increase again for Friday, with highs in the 20s and the chance for midday snow flurries.

Hour by hour forecast - Friday
Hour by hour forecast - Friday(WOWT)

Our next chance for snow arrives in a clipper Friday night into Saturday morning. With temperatures so cold, snow ratios will be high. Meaning, it won’t take as much moisture to create higher amounts of fluffy accumulation. A quick 1 to 3 inches are possible in the Omaha Metro by mid-morning Saturday, with the heaviest band staying southwest – closer to Lincoln.

Clippers of snow and frigid temperatures this weekend
Clippers of snow and frigid temperatures this weekend(WOWT)

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We’ll dry out the rest of Saturday as temperatures plummet! The coldest air of the season so far moves in this weekend, with highs in the single digits and lower-teens. Lows near and below 0 are likely Saturday night into Sunday morning, with wind chills as low as the negative-teens!

An additional clipper moves in Sunday morning, dropping a few more inches of fluffy snowfall. This trend continues into Monday morning as well…

The Next 5 Days
The Next 5 Days(WOWT)

Shots of reinforcing cold, Arctic air will lock us in a frigid pattern next week with highs in the single digits and teens, and lows below-zero. Stay warm and stay safe!

Keep track of the extended forecast anytime by downloading the free WOWT First Alert Weather App: https://www.wowt.com/page/get-the-first-alert-weather-app/

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