Cold & Snow Return Before New Year

We may not have a white Christmas in Omaha but parts of Nebraska will likely be getting significant snow the day after.  

National Weather Service Meteorologist David Eastlack says there is a winter storm system will likely target central Minnesota, South Dakota and into western Nebraska.  Snow accumulations will hit the northern parts of the state from Wednesday afternoon through Friday afternoon. 

Eastlack says, "The main snow activity will be mainly northwest of the Omaha metro.  During this time between Wednesday and Friday, we will probably see more-or-less a mix of rain, then a mix of rain-snow and eventually snow Friday when the cold air moves in.  As far as accumulations right now, it not looking very significant for the metro."  

However, Eastlack says that is what the models are showing now and that could change.  That could dramatically affect accumulation totals.  As it looks now, the Omaha area could receive about an inch of snow on Friday.  

Temperature highs will be in the low-to-mid 40's Tuesday through Thursday.  By Friday, cold air will filter in from the north and the high will be in the low-to-mid-20’s.   

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