Bitter Cold & Snow

Sub-Zero Into Sunday Morning
Posted at 5:32 AM, Dec 31, 2021

The worst of the snow will be from late Saturday morning and continue into the early afternoon. It then becomes more scattered and lighter before ending late afternoon.

Strong winds will cause drifting, blowing snow, and very low visibility throughout the day, making for dangerous travel. Temperatures won't escape the single digits all day, and the wind will keep wind chills between -15 and -25 most of the day.

The light and fluffy snow could pile up quickly, but due to a later than expected start, we've pulled back totals some as of Saturday morning. Snow totals will be highest towards northwest Missouri and lowest towards northeast Nebraska. Most cities north of the I-80 corridor will likely end up between 0-2 inches. Cities generally along the I-80 corridor, including Lincoln and Omaha, likely end up between 1-4 inches. Farther south, places like Beatrice, Nebraska City, and Clarinda will pick up around 3-6 inches.

While totals have come down, impacts to travel have not changed much.

The frigid air stays with us into Sunday morning, dropping us below zero for the first time this season. The sunshine returns Sunday, but only warms us into the teens for the afternoon.

Then we get to enjoy a decent rebound early next week. Monday and Tuesday will both be mostly sunny. Monday gets into the mid 30s, followed by low 40s on Tuesday, but it's looking a little breezy.

Then another cold front moves in to bring the colder weather back in with a slight chance for snow midweek.

Accumulating Snow
High: 6

Very Cold
Low: -9

Mostly Sunny
High: 18

Mostly Sunny
High: 34

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