An upper level low will track across the central Plains Thursday night into Friday. As this low track across the region, snow will develop Thursday night into Friday as cold air is drawn into the system from the North. In addition to snow, strong northerly winds are expected Friday which will produce blowing and drifting of snow. At this time, there is some uncertainty as to where the heaviest snow will fall with this system and persons across the northeastern Nebraska panhandle and north central Nebraska should monitor the latest forecasts and statements.
Rain will change over to snow in the northeast Nebraska panhandle late Thursday afternoon and spread east across northern Nebraska Thursday night into Friday morning. Snow is expected to end Friday morning, however, strong northerly winds will develop producing blowing and drifting of snow, especially in open areas.
Based on the latest forecast trends, 2 to 4 inches of snow is possible across the northeastern Nebraska panhandle and north central Nebraska. Forecast amounts may increase as the forecast track of the main area of low pressure becomes more certain.