OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – A winter storm warning is in effect from 6 pm on Tuesday evening to 9 am on Wednesday morning due to the risk of heavy snow.
The conditions are relatively calm this afternoon in the region, with a cloudy sky and a cold climate. A strip of snow rises north of Kansas and Missouri and spreads in the subway of Omaha around 17 hours. Some moderate snow is possible with this snow band, but it will not last long and we will probably have a break in the snow between 7pm and 9pm.
A second layer of snow will develop in our south during the evening and will spread in the subway after 21h. Once the snow has arrived, light to moderate snow continues to remain for the rest of the night. Abundant snow is sometimes possible between 23h and 5h. The snow will continue until Wednesday morning, but will go out quickly from south to north between 7 am and 10 am Accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are likely around the Omaha subway and north. Some isolated locations north of the subway could accumulate up to 10 inches of snow.
Expect snow-covered roads and dangerous traffic conditions between 10 pm tonight and at least 7 am on wednesday. Due to the amount of snow forecast and the amount of snow already on the ground, clearing snow and returning to normal roads may take some time. Unnecessary trips are discouraged until Wednesday morning. Please plan accordingly and plan to stay where you are after 22 hours. The road conditions are likely to improve throughout the morning of Wednesday.
Once the snow is gone Wednesday morning, a release is possible in the afternoon, with sunny areas at the rendezvous. Temperatures will rise to around 30. In part, the sky will be clear at night allowing temperatures to drop to about 9 in the subway. Where the sky remains clear, minimums close to 0 are possible. We are going to witness a break in the active weather on Thursday, but new storms are arriving on Friday and on weekends, offering chances of rain and extra snow in the area.