National Weather Service Recommends Safety, but Says Snow Should Wind Down

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning through 9 AM Tuesday morning.

Although the roads are not likely to be completely cleared by Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service is saying accumulations should begin to wind down.

Corey Mead, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Omaha, tells KFAB Radio News that hazardous travel will be mostly dependent on how much plowing the cities snowplows will be able to do.

"You should make extra time to get where you need to go. It's quite likely the roads won't be in great shape," Mead says.

The city says the snowplows will be working overnight.

Brett Albright, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Omaha, tells KFAB Radio News, that visibility is looking pretty good for the morning commute. "We suspect while there will be a few snow flurries around, the snow should end sometime this (Tuesday) morning."

Albright says there isn't a high chance of ice Tuesday. "Right now, temperatures generally support snow, although we could possibly see one to two inches over the overnight hours."

The National Weather Service says if you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

OPPD has only reported one outage in Douglas County with none in Sarpy County.

"In the event of an outage, make sure you have flashlights or candles. If you have a generator, make sure it has gas or power," Mead advised in the chance your power goes out. Although Mead says a notable increase in outages is unlikely.

The National Weather Service recommends you stay home if you can.

(Photo by WOWT 6 News)

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