Much of Sandhills under Winter Weather Advisory 3 p.m. Thursday to midnight Thursday

National Weather Service

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) a cold front will drop through the Sandhills this evening, which will bring a wintry mix. As temperatures turn much colder, the mix will change to snow late tonight. Snow will continue through the day Friday. After the snow, wind chills will also approach -15 to -20 Saturday and Sunday mornings.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the following counties in Nebraska from 3 p.m. Thursday to midnight Friday.
Sheridan-Eastern Cherry-Keya Paha-Boyd-Brown-Rock-Holt-Grant-Hooker-Thomas-Blaine-Loup-Garfield-Wheeler-Western Cherry- Including the cities of Gordon, Rushville, Valentine, Springview, Spencer, Butte, Lynch, Ainsworth, Bassett, Rose, Oneill,Atkinson, Hyannis, Mullen, Thedford, Halsey, Dunning, Purdum,Brewster, Taylor, Burwell, Bartlett, Ericson, Cody, Eli,
Merriman, and Kilgore

Mixed precipitation is expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday.

Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

The area to be most affected is the Sandhills, primarily along and north of Highway 2.

Precipitation will begin as a wintry mix this evening and transition to snow late tonight. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. Wind chills will approach -15 to -20 Saturday morning and Sunday morning, where frostbite and hypothermia are possible if precautions are not taken.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.