Just When You Thought Winter Was Over...

posted by WOWT News -

(WOWT) -- Wintry weather is taking a big stab at western Nebraska. As April draws to a close, parts of the state are under blizzard and winter storm warnings.

If you're traveling west, pay attention to this.

The National Service has issued a blizzard warning along several southwestern border counties, including Dundy, Hitchcock and Red Willow, from 7 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Monday. The service says the area could see snow accumulation of 6 to 14 inches, coupled with sustained winds of 30-40 mph and gusts nearly 60 mph.

A winter storm warning has been issued for other areas east and northeast of the blizzard area, including the cities of Kearney, Lexington, Holdrege and Broken Bow. The service says those areas can expect 5 to 9 inches of snow and high winds.

North Platte, Grand Island and Hastings could see 1 to 4 inches of snow.

Wind and rain are the big concerns in the metro.

The rain rolls back in Saturday night with scattered showers. They come equipped with winds gusting as high as 45 mph and temperatures in the upper 30s. That will bring us a wind chill of 20 to 30 degrees.

Watch for heavy rain on Sunday with some snow possible in Omaha after 10 p.m.

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