Winter storm moving in Monday, Tuesday with snow, wind gusts into 50s

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) office out of North Platte said confidence in increasing in the likelihood of a snowstorm moving into central and north central Nebraska Sunday night (Mar. 4, 2018) and Monday.

The forecast includes rain changing to snow Sunday night and continuing through the day on Monday. Visibility will be reduced Sunday night and Monday.

Travel conditions for Sunday night and Monday are uncertain at this time. There will be snow, blowing snow and strong winds that will make travel hazardous north of Hwy 2.

There will be moderate to high for newborn and other at-risk livestock. Winds will be gusty and it will be cold and wet with temperatures around freezing.

Power may be affected by strong winds along and behind the cold front, causing power losses.

Wind gusts Monday could reach into the 50s, with 52 mph possible for Broken Bow, 55 mph for Hyannis, Brewster and Ainsworth. (See second graphic.)

Moderate snow (1/2 inch per hour) combined with strong winds will reduce visibility in some areas to 1/4 mile or less (blizzard) conditions.

NWS recommends that people check the forecast often as it will undergo changes (better or worse) as the situation develops.