Snow falling in Lincoln, Omaha; metro area to see about an inch, weather service says
Snow started to fall Thursday morning in eastern Nebraska — mostly in areas along and south of Interstate 80, the National Weather Service office in Valley said.
Lincoln was just starting to get snow shortly after 9 a.m., said Dave Eastlack, a weather service meteorologist. The city could see 2 to 3 inches by the time the snow is done, he said.
The Falls City and Nebraska City areas could see 1 or 2 inches of snow, Eastlack said.
“The brunt is going to be along the Nebraska-Kansas border,” he said.
In Omaha, where snow started falling late Thursday morning, an inch or so was expected.
The snow should be “an inconvenience,” Eastlack said, with most of the accumulation on grassy surfaces. Some roads could see a dusting of snow, but they probably will be a little too warm for much snow to stick on the road surface, he said.
Friday, wind chills will dip into the teens and single digits, the weather service said.
The snow moved across the state overnight. Wednesday night, Benkelman, Nebraska, in the state’s southwest corner, reported 5 inches of snow. A reporting station 8 miles north-northwest of Stratton, which is about 20 miles northeast of Benkelman, reported 8 inches of snow Thursday morning.