OMAHA/VALLEY — A Powerful winter storm will affect parts of northeast Nebraska tonight into Tuesday. Weather conditions will change late tonight into Tuesday as a powerful winter storm moves through the region. High winds combined with falling snow could lead to blizzard conditions.
Blizzard conditions are expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches is expected in Cedar County and 4 to 6 inches is possible in Knox County. Area of Antelope, Pierce and Wayne Counties could see 1 to 3 inches of snow.
Cedar County and Knox County are included in a Blizzard Warning from 6 AM Monday to 6 PM Tuesday. Travel will be very dangerous to impossible, including during the morning commute on Tuesday. Tree branches could fall.
A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
The immediate Norfolk area could see a few non-severe thunderstorms tonight. Strong west winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 40 to 45 mph are anticipated on Monday.