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Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 9:03 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 10:23 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A fast moving winter weather system will split the state between little to no precipitation in the west to light to moderate snow in the far east. It will be cloudy Friday with small chances for drizzle or light showers as early in the morning to forenoon perhaps mixing with freezing precip in the north east. Chances will increase in southern areas by the afternoon. The precipitation should stay as liquid as afternoon temperatures hit their highs early in the afternoon which will be in the low to middle 40s.

Highs In the lower to mid 40s south will come early in the afternoon.
Highs In the lower to mid 40s south will come early in the afternoon.(KSNB)

As a cold front pushes through the region, colder air will transition the showers to possibly a wintry mix and then to all snow by evening. Winds will switch to the northwest and continually increase, gusting to 40 to 45 mph during the evening as well. As the precipitation converts to snow. Blowing snow could impact visibility for travelers especially the farther east to go where the snow rates will be greater.

Wind gusts increase behind a cold front, gusting from 35 to 45 mph from the afternoon through...
Wind gusts increase behind a cold front, gusting from 35 to 45 mph from the afternoon through Friday night..(KSNB)

The snowfall potential seems to be all or nothing. In central Nebraska along and west of Hwy 281 less than an inch in most areas with 1 to 2 inch amounts possible east of Hwy 81 to Lincoln. Better accumulations may occur in those counties along the Missouri River eastward into Iowa. Winter Weather Advisories will be in effect for thos areas from Friday morning into Saturday morning. If the storm takes a more western track, snow amounts will change and likely increase westward.

Through Saturday morning.
Through Saturday morning.(KSNB)
Winter Weather Advisory far Eastern Nebraska...
Winter Weather Advisory far Eastern Nebraska...(KSNB)

Saturday will be cold and blustery with highs staying in the 20s. Flurries to light snow showers are possible early in the day with clearing skies from west to east by the afternoon. From Sunday into Tuesday warmer air works back in the area pushing highs back into the 40s Sunday through Monday, and into the mid 50s by Tuesday. Another cold front will drop temperatures back into the 30s with slight chances for snow Wednesday into Thursday.

Next 7 days...
Next 7 days...(KSNB)