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

Early weather models calling for over a foot of snow in eastern Nebraska, western Iowa next weekend
Snow totals from this weekend's storm - Jan. 11-12.

NEBRASKA CITY – A potential winter storm is targeting an area from the Great Plains to the northeast part of the United States next weekend – including Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas.

Early forecasts are calling for 12-16″ of snow in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. As much as 16-23″ could fall in extreme southeast Nebraska, northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri. Northern Nebraska is forecast for 6-12″.

“It looks like the system will enter the western side of the state as mixed precipitation on Friday morning and work its way east,” News Channel Nebraska Chief Meteorologist Geoff Fox said. “More than that is guesswork. It’s too far away.”

One model released Sunday has near two feet of snow for Kansas City. The city hosts the AFC Championship game between the Chiefs and New England next week.

The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of snow Friday afternoon through Saturday night. Temperatures this week will range from the lower to upper 30s with partly to mostly sunny skies.

If the storm does hit, it would come a week after as much as 14 inches of snow fell Friday and Saturday at Sterling, 13 inches northwest of Nebraska City and 9 inches at Dunbar.

This is a developing story. Stay with News Channel Nebraska for the latest.

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