Winter storm watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning

Winter storm watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning
World-Herald News Service

NEBRASKA CITY – As Nebraska City road officials continue to clean-up after a weekend storm dropped over four inches of snow on the southeast Nebraska town, another storm system is forecast to bring more fresh powder to the region.

Four to six more inches of snow is possible Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning in southeast Nebraska, said Mike Doll, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc. After that, another snowfall is possible over the weekend, Doll said.

Heavier amounts are expected in southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri where a winter storm watch is in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service office in Valley says these areas could see five to six inches with light glaze of ice. Weather officials advise travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute on Wednesday.

On Sunday, the National Weather Service office in Valley reported snow totals in the Plattsmouth area ranging from about five to six inches.

Snow totals from the weather service for eastern Nebraska communities, as of Sunday afternoon, included eight inches in Ralston, eight inches in Bellevue, seven inches in Omaha, seven and a half inches in Millard, six inches at Boys Town and six inches in Bennington.

In Iowa, totals included 10.5 inches in northwest Council Bluffs and 8.5 inches in Walnut, according to the weather service.

The weather led to the cancellation of some Sunday events, including some morning church services.

AccuWeather meteorologist Tyler Roys warned that cold weather would follow on the heels of the snow. Temps on Monday are expected to peak around 20 degrees. Tuesday morning is likely to see a low in the single digits.

Winter’s grip on the region will remain strong over the next week, he said.

Below-normal highs are predicted for most of the week.







News Channel Nebraska contributed to this report.

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