NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. – Bitterly cold temperatures are expected Saturday into early next week and area churches across southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri are taking precautions to keep their residents safe.
Several services have already been cancelled Sunday as high temperatures will likely remain below zero with a wind chill of -30. Highs will also be below zero on New Years Day.
First Day Hikes scheduled at Iowa state parks across the state on New Year’s Day have been cancelled. State Parks Bureau Chief Todd Coffelt said the state plans to host the hikes again in 2019. “And anyone can visit state parks during the winter and enjoy the beautiful scenery that’s unique to this time of year,” he said.
According to the National Weather Service office in Valley, sub-zero lows are forecast Saturday morning, with colder lows of 5 to 15 below Saturday night, 15 to 25 below Sunday night, and 5 to 20 below Sunday night. Wind chill values will be 20 to 30 degrees below zero through the weekend.
Forecasters say accumulating snow is possible Saturday night. Much of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa could see some light accumulations.
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