First Measurable Snow Friday

Rapidly Warming Next Week
Posted at 4:47 AM, Dec 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-09 22:31:18-05

Friday could bring Omaha's first measurable snow of the season. The morning commute will be dry for a vast majority of us, but by late morning, there will be a few spotty areas of very light rain and snow. If these hit any cities that dip below freezing, it could make for a few slick spots... but widespread freezing rain is not expected.

By the early afternoon, more widespread snow will move south into northeast Nebraska, then slowly expand farther south and east. Due to a slight delay in timing, Omaha and cities farther south may be able to squeeze out a dry Friday evening commute, but that is not locked in stone yet. Snow becomes much more likely later in the evening and into the early night across the metro, and continues pushing southeast late in the night. The snow then clears from west to east overnight, ending in western Iowa before sunrise Saturday.

Most of the I-80 corridor should see snow, but it's questionable if it can cold together for cities in far southeast Nebraska, northwest Missouri, and southwest Iowa.

The highest snow totals will still land in northeast Nebraska, where cities like Norfolk, Pender, and Wayne likely see 2-5 inches. The rest of us that see snow, including Omaha, will see most totals between a dusting and 2 inches. Along with some slushy and snowy roads making for difficult travel, it will be breezy, helping to reduce visibility for drivers.

We stay breezy and cold Saturday, but at least the sunshine will replace Friday's snow. Highs will be in the low 40s.

Winds shift out of the south in the second half of the weekend, pumping in a stretch of warmer weather. Sunday and Monday will be in the low 50s.

Tuesday and Wednesday are really set to warm up. Early indications are for the upper 50s and upper 60s!

Wintry Mix / Snow
High: 38

Mostly Cloudy
Light Snow
Low: 25

Mostly Sunny
High: 41

Mostly Sunny
High: 52

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