Snow, much colder conditions expected this weekend

Snow, much colder conditions expected this weekend
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It’s too early to know for sure, but eastern Nebraska, western Iowa, northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas could see several inches of snow Friday and Friday night, a National Weather Service meteorologist said Monday.

What’s maybe just as important, Bryon Miller said, is the arrival of much colder air for the weekend, with temperatures Saturday morning expected to be 5 to 10 degrees.

Saturday wind chills could be 10 to 15 below zero in southeast Nebraska and as low as 20 below in northeast Nebraska, said Miller, who is based in Valley.

“We’re looking for high temperatures on Saturday only between about 10 and 18 across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, and then probably about the same for most of the area on Sunday,” he said.

The temperatures, which will be much lower than what the area has been experiencing, will hit with the arrival of an Arctic air mass in the northern and central Plains.

The one bright note, Miller said, is that temperatures should return to the 30-degree range by Monday.

As for the snow, he said, forecasters will have a much better idea as the week progresses.

Early weather models calling for over a foot of snow in eastern Nebraska, western Iowa next weekend

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