Snow has stopped falling and the sun has come out, but gusty winds will make temperatures feel colder and could cause blowing snow in rural areas.
The National Weather Service in Valley has peeled back the winter weather advisory and issued a wind chill advisory for southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa until noon Friday.
Winds could gust as high as 40 mph, pushing the temperatures to feel like -18 degrees Thursday and -21 degrees Friday.
The bitter cold could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes, officials said.
The weather service advised that untreated streets might be snow-covered and slick, and blowing snow could make driving difficult because of reduced visibility.
HTRS, Lewiston and Pawnee City school delayed the start of classes due to the weather conditions Thursday morning. Fairfax, Tarkio and Rock Port in northwest Missouri cancelled classes all together.