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Blizzard warnings and watches posted for much of Nebraska

15 April 2018

The snow will move out Saturday night leaving Sunday quieter but cool with highs in the mid 30s. In addition, strong northeasterly winds will produce areas of blowing snow, leading to reduced visibilities. Wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour could make travel very hard especially south and west of the metro.

This weekend's winter-like weather could shape up to "be an historic storm if the current forecast pans out", according to the National Weather Service.

Strong northeast gales on the lake will build large waves that could splash over break-walls and beaches and potentially cause damage to infrastructure such as roads, walkways and parking lots.

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"Ice accumulations of.25" to.75" are possible and even if ice does not accumulate on roads, it's possible it may accumulate on elevated surfaces such as trees or power lines. Forecast lows will be near freezing Thursday morning but well below freezing Friday morning. The snow and ice pellets expected Saturday night in Eastern Ontario will change to freezing rain by Sunday morning, Environment Canada reports.

The winter storm watch is in effect from Friday night to Sunday in the northern half of Lower Michigan. Winds will also turn very gusty with peak gusts to 55MPH later Friday night into Saturday.

WHAT.A wintry mix is expected to changeover to all snow, with snow persisting across the area. "Snow accumulations of 3" - 6" is possible but could be heavier over nearby mountains and inside Yellowstone National Park.

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Wind gusts as high as 50 miles per hour will make travel hazardous.

As temperatures fall during the afternoon, rain will change over to snow for Northwest Kansas and a few flurries could fall across the Southwest.

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Blizzard warnings and watches posted for much of Nebraska