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Thunderstorms, snow possible with spring storm

Posted at 9:22 AM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 10:24:11-04

A spring storm is expected to produce thunderstorms and snow in southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa Wednesday.

The forecast is an abrupt change from the previous days’ mild weather. 

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“We are looking at Winter Weather Advisories, kind of the light-purple. Darker blue to the north, those are Winter Storm Warnings. Red – those are Blizzard Warnings, and then light blue and orange would indicate either Wind Advisories or High Wind Warnings off to the southwest of us,” said KMTV Action 3 News Meteorologist Ryan McPike.

Tune into KMTV’s Early Riser Thursday, starting at 4:30 a.m. for weather updates.

“The one thing we notice though, Omaha is dry. No watches, warnings or advisories just yet. Although, I have a strong suspicion we’ll be under at least a wind advisory a little bit later on.”

The National Weather Service Omaha Office says the highest snow accumulations are forecast close to the Nebraska/South Dakota border and across west-central Iowa.

In southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa, strong thunderstorms producing strong winds and large hail are possible.

A statewide tornado drill scheduled for Wednesday has been pushed to 10 a.m. on Thursday because of the expected severe weather.

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