OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A solid 1 to 3 inches of snow falling across the area this morning making for a messy morning drive. Conditions much quieter this afternoon and that has allowed road conditions it improve significantly. Temperatures have warmed into the low to even mid 30s near and south of I-80. Clouds thinned briefly this afternoon, but are already in the process of thickening up this evening. Thick clouds are expected overnight, which will help to keep temperatures from dropping too quickly, we'll fall to around 23 for that overnight low in the metro.
First Alert Weather days continue for Monday into Tuesday as more winter weather is likely to affect the region. We may begin to see impacts as early as mid-morning Monday as patchy freezing drizzle begins to develop. By late morning, precipitation should begin to intensify, but we will likely see a wintry mix initially, with sleet, freezing rain, and snow all possible for a time. Precipitation will change over to all snow by mid-afternoon or early evening, with snow continuing into the overnight. Pockets of heavy snow are possible during the late afternoon and evening hours, especially to the south and southeast of the metro area. Snow will likely be tapering off between 10pm and Midnight. Accumulating snow is likely with this system, though the path of the heaviest snow has shifted somewhat this evening. Snowfall amounts in the metro will likely be in the 2 to 4 inch range, with the heaviest on the south and east side. Parts of southeast Nebraska as well as southwest and central Iowa may pick up as much as 3 to 6 inches of snow, with locally heavier amounts. Amounts will be lighter to the west and northwest of the metro.
Once snow moves out Tuesday morning, colder air will push in on breezy northwest winds keeping highs in the 20s. Lows will likely fall into the single digits near and north of I-80. We'll see a break in the active weather pattern on Wednesday with partly cloudy skies and highs near 30. Yet another chance for snow will enter the forecast by Thursday afternoon lasting into early Friday. This will come ahead of another blast of Arctic air that may keep highs on Friday in the teens.