Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Omaha/Valley, NE
AWUS83 KOAX 231056
Weather Summary for Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
455 AM CST Mon Jan 23 2017
Low clouds again blanketed the region during the overnight hours, and
where clouds did not prevail, areas of fog developed. Where clouds
persisted most of the night, temperatures remained nearly steady in
the lower 30s; whereas, clear skies allowed locations along the
Kansas and Nebraska border to fall into the middle 20s. Winds
were northerly in direction at speeds generally less than 10 mph.
Clouds will linger through the morning hours, keeping temperatures
holding nearly steady. By early to mid-afternoon, clouds will begin
to break from west to east and allow temperatures to rise into the
lower to middle 40s in most locations.
A winter storm will take aim on the northern plains Tuesday into
Wednesday. Winter storm watches have been posted for parts of
Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. The heaviest expected
snowfall across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa will occur
generally north of U.S. Highway 20, where 6 to 8 inches of snowfall
may occur. Combined with the heavy snow will be gusty north winds
of 15 to 30 mph, that will lead to patchy blowing and drifting snow.