Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Omaha/Valley, NE
AWUS83 KOAX 230514
Weather Summary for Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
1113 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017
A strong winter storm system is expected to strengthen as it crosses
the central Rockies tonight and approaches the central Plains.
Precipitation will initially be a mix of rain and snow through
Thursday morning as it expands eastward out of the central High
Plains. Over eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa, the main
precipitation type will be rain, along with a few thunderstorms
south of Interstate 80, through at least Thursday afternoon. Rain
and snow will continue well into Friday, with a change over to all
snow in northeast Nebraska, with near blizzard conditions possible
Thursday night into Friday. A blizzard watch is in effect for
southeast South Dakota, northwest and north central Iowa, and
southwest Minnesota Thursday night and on Friday.
Low temperatures tonight, 20s for most of the Dakotas and northern
half of Minnesota, to the lower 50s southern Missouri. Highs on
Thursday, mid 20s to mid 30s for North Dakota, to the 70s across the
southern halves of Kansas and Missouri. For eastern Nebraska and
southwest Iowa, lows in the mid and upper 30s, with highs ranging
from the 40s north of Interstate 80 to the 50s to its south.