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. 


“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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