The National Weather Service has upgraded the winter storm watch to a winter storm warning for all of southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa, northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas.
Snow, heavy at times, will move into the region later today and continue through the overnight hours into Wednesday morning, according to meteorologist with the weather service. Snow is expected to begin in Nebraska City after 5 p.m.
The amount of snow the region could see ranges from four inches at the least to possibly over nine inches in place. The heaviest amounts are expected across portions of southwest Iowa.
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. Officials say the hazardous conditions will impact the Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commute.
Another strong system is forecast to move into the region late in the week and continue into the weekend. This could bring a mixed bag of precipitation to the region, including rain and snow. In addition, this system will bring gusty northwest winds along with it.