The new year has been off to a slow start as far as snow goes. Eppley recorded just a trace of snow on the 1st, but Omaha hasn’t seen any measurable snowfall in January yet. Looking to Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th, it appears Omaha will finally get its first round of measurable snow this month.
The main energy of this system will be down south, but slight shifts in forecasts have continued to bring snow farther north into parts of Nebraska and Iowa. As it currently stands, light rain showers arrive Friday afternoon/evening before switching over to snow late Friday night. Snow will then continue to fall Saturday morning before beginning to taper off during the afternoon. A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect from 6 pm Friday until noon on Saturday.
Models have come into agreement, but there is still a wide range in overall totals between them. For example, totals range from 0 to 5 inches of snowfall in Omaha.
Currently, we are forecasting 1 to 3 inches of snow in the Omaha area with higher totals likely south of I-80. If you have travel plans Friday into Saturday expect roads to become slick and snow packed especially over southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.
Since this system will impact your weekend, keep checking back with the 3 News Now Weather Alert Team for the latest updates.