The winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service continues until 6 pm. We can expect 2 to 5 inches of snow with locally higher amounts possible. Some freezing drizzle could mix with the snow later today with minor ice accumulation. The advisory is for portions of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa.
Also this weekend, another potent weather system will affect the region. A wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is possible Friday night into Saturday morning with much of the precipitation changing to rain by Saturday afternoon. The rain will change back to snow before ending Saturday night and Sunday. The greatest potential for travel impacts due to the snow is over northeast Nebraska, where moderate to heavy amounts could develop and wind gusts to 45 miles per hour will result in blowing and drifting snow.
Warming temperatures, combined with the existing snow pack and locally heavy rain could lead to ice jams and minor flooding on some of the local rivers. And yet another storm system is forecast to bring more rain and snow to the region next Tuesday and Wednesday.