Snow, Accumulating Ice a Concern for Friday Winter Storm

FREMONT – A winter storm will move into the area Thursday night and stick around through Friday night, dropping a wintry mix that will include accumulating ice.

Snow is expected to move into the area Thursday night around 11PM, with that snow transitioning to freezing rain/drizzle throughout the day. As temperatures drop after sundown on Friday night, precipitation will transition back to snow Friday night, leaving 0.01 to 0.10 inches of ice underneath that new snow. Snowfall should end on Saturday morning before sunrise.

The highest snow and ice accumulations are expected in Iowa, with lower amounts to the west.

Expect slow or hazardous travel due to the falling snow and ice on the roads during the Friday morning and Friday evening commutes. Predicted snow totals range from 1-4″ between Thursday night and Saturday morning.

Radar tracking of this storm should be available for the majority of the event, as the Omaha/Valley NWS radar upgrades are scheduled to be completed sometime on Thursday, bringing the radar back online.