Peta's Forecast - Weather Alert this Weekend!

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - All is quiet for the beginning of your Friday, but it won’t be ending in the same way.

Clouds will hang tough throughout the day, with highs topping out in the upper-30s this afternoon.

Moisture will be streaming in throughout the day, with the chance for light rain and a light mix after 5 or 6 PM, mainly south of the Metro. This precipitation will increase in coverage northward through the evening, and will likely make the transition over to all light snow by 9 or 10 PM. This light snow will take us through the overnight hours and into Saturday morning.

There will be a sharp cut-off - within our viewing area - between those who will see a few inches of snow and those who won’t see any at all. As of now, 1-4 inches look probable in the Metro. We're forecasting such a wide range due to the sharp cut-off that is expected. Within the Metro, areas like Bellevue and Papillion will pick up more snowfall than Bennington and Elkhorn, for example.

Up to 4-7” possible south of Omaha, and a trace possible north. Some counties north and northwest of the Metro may not see any precipitation at all. Moisture will try to linger through Saturday afternoon especially in western Iowa, but we’ll see much drier conditions Saturday evening and Sunday.

Stay weather-alert this evening through Saturday afternoon! Any shift in this system could drastically change possible accumulations. We’ll have the latest on-air, online, and on the WOWT First Alert Weather App!