PLATTSMOUTH – Several bands of heavy snow developed over night from Cass and Sarpy Counties in Nebraska to Mills and Montgomery Counties in southwest Iowa, leaving behind four to five inches through 3 a.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service office in Omaha/Valley.
There’s a possibility of additional periods of moderate to heavy snow through this morning pushing totals to eight inches in some spots. Light now with brief periods of moderate snow are possible throughout the entire region, mainly after 1 p.m. Sunday and continuing through the evening. Storm totals could approached five to eight inches.
Patchy blowing snow is also likely as north winds gust to 35 MPH.
The weather service put Cass, Sarpy, Douglas, Mills and Montgomery Counties in a winter storm warning early Sunday morning. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m.
The rest of the area remains in a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m.
Weather officials say to plan on slippery road conditions and reduced visibility due to blowing snow.
Road conditions throughout southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri were deteriorating Sunday morning. Snow and ice were either partially covering a completely covering the roadways.
A flood warning is in effect for the Missouri River in southeast Nebraska until Tuesday morning. The river is expected to rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to rise to near 18.4 feet by tomorrow morning. The river will fall below flood stage by early Tuesday morning.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.