NEBRASKA CITY – A storm system moving from the west was expected to bring a mix of freezing drizzle and light snow, forcing several school districts across the region to cancel classes.
The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley issued a winter weather advisory until midnight for all of southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa, northeast Missouri and northeast Kansas.
Freezing drizzle was forecast to expand across central and southern Nebraska as well as southwest Iowa through Tuesday morning. The brunt of ice accumulations, one tenth of an inch to an inch, was said to be found south of the I-80 corridor, according to the weather service.
The precipitation was expected to switch to snow early in the afternoon, with the greatest snow accumulations – two to four inches – likely to occur over portions of southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa.
Winds gusting as high as 35 mph were also expected, causing areas of blowing snow.
Officials say to plan on slippery road conditions and patchy blowing snow that could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commute.
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