Monday is a First Alert Day due to the potential for a wintry mix
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A First Alert Day has been issued for Monday, April 19th due to the potential for a wintry mix. Though this is a late-season snow chance, Omaha does average 1″ of snowfall during the month of April!
After a nice spring day Sunday, a strong cold front will move in from the north Sunday night into Monday. Behind this front, a mix of rain and snow will follow suit, moving from north to south throughout the WOWT viewing area Monday. The wintry mix will arrive in the Omaha Metro around Midday and stick around through the afternoon.
Highs will likely occur around midnight, with temperatures dropping into the mid to upper-30s and lower-40s for the rest of the day. Temperatures above freezing should greatly limit snowfall accumulations during daylight hours; any snow that does accumulate will be in grassy areas.
However, with northerly wind gusts up to 30 mph, visibility may drop at times of heaviest snowfall Monday. Wind chills will also drop into the upper-20s and lower-30s.
A stronger wave of snow will move in from the west Monday night into early Tuesday morning. This secondary wave will likely set up closer to the Kansas and Missouri borders, but could clip the Omaha Metro.
With temperatures colder overnight, and heavier snow with this band, our highest accumulations will line up in our southernmost counties. The exact placement of this heavier band will greatly impact snowfall totals, so stay tuned for forecast updates.
This system will move out of our area by the Tuesday morning commute, with temperatures staying in the 40s and a few spotty PM rain showers possible.
Keep track of our First Alert Day by downloading the WOWT First Alert Weather App: https://www.wowt.com/page/get-the-first-alert-weather-app/
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