A wind advisory is in effect until midnight tonight for Cass, Otoe, Lancaster, Johnson and Gage Counties in southeast Nebraska; and Mills County in southwest Iowa.
Northwest winds will be sustained at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts around 45 to 50 this afternoon through early evening.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult. Use caution while traveling. Tie down loose items that might be blown about and secure holiday decorations, if possible.
The wind may also create areas of blowing snow in northeast Nebraska this afternoon and evening creating reduced visibility. Northern Nebraska was under a winter weather advisory until late this morning. Places like Chadron, Valentine and O’Neill were expected to see 3-6″ of snow.