Winter storm warning issued for Sunday

Winter storm warning issued for Sunday

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow from 4 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday.

Snow will spread over the area from the west between midnight Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday and will continue much of the day.

There will likely be a short break late Sunday morning, but the heaviest snow is likely to occur Sunday afternoon and early evening.

Total accumulations will range from 4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts possible.

Locations south of Interstate 70 will see 4 to 7 inches with rain and snow Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Northeast winds of 15 to 25 mph will gust occasionally to as high as 30 mph, becoming more of a north to northwest direction Sunday night. Due to the heavy, wet nature of the snow, there is not expected to be any blowing snow during the day, but some blowing may occur Sunday night as temperatures cool and the snow becomes drier.

Snow-covered, hazardous roads are expected. Roads may be slushy at times Sunday as temperatures will be in the low to mid-30s. However, as temperatures fall into the 20s Sunday evening, the slush will freeze and cause additional icy conditions.

A winter storm warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or are occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous.

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