Southeast Nebraska to get brunt of storm

Southeast Nebraska to get brunt of storm
National Weather Service graphic 1/11/17

OMAHA/VALLEY — Once believed to be on the tail end of the incoming winter weather system, southeast Nebraska stands to receive the most snow as a fast moving storm brings snow, wind and ice to the region.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 PM for southeast Nebraska and says that freezing drizzle, sleet, and snow will occur before
changing to all snow. Plan on slippery road conditions this morning during the morning commute. In addition, areas of poor visibility are expected. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.  No snow had fallen in the Beatrice area early Thursday morning, but sleet was beginning to fall at around 4:30 a.m.  Winds gusted to over 30-miles-per-hour.

Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause areas of blowing snow, reduced visibilities, and increased difficulty driving on slick roads.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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