(WOWT) - Cold air has now moved into the Heartland and temperatures will struggle to break out of the 20s today. Snow arrives late this evening to areas just north of the metro.
After 9 p.m. snow moves into our northern counties then pushes south into the metro around 3 a.m. Saturday. Snow will pick up from 6-8 a.m. across areas along and south of I-80.
A very narrow strip of snow is expected to fall from northwest to southeast across the area with this system. As of Friday morning, we expect 2 to 3 inches of snow in the metro and in most of Douglas & Sarpy counties. Heavier snow will be possible for Saunders, Cass, and Lancaster counties as well as any areas to the immediate southwest of the Omaha metro. Those areas could see 3-5" with isolated totals up to 6". Since this is a narrow band a slight shift could change snowfall totals by an inch or more. We'll continue to monitor for any slight changes in the storm track, thus changes in our snowfall totals as the storm grows closer. Please keep in mind snow forecasts require an incredible amount of detail and could change based on the slightest atmospheric changes.
Another round of snow is possible late Sunday night into Monday morning bringing us more light accumulations. This snow could slow down the Monday morning commute..
This weather is not uncommon for our area this time of year. In fact, Omaha averages more than four inches of snow through the month of March. Even during April the city averages one inch of snow.