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Winter weather hitting areas of Nebraska

Winter weather hitting areas of Nebraska

Blowing and drifting snow could make for extremely hard travel conditions this evening, the Weather Service reported.

For as much snow as northern Minnesota received, North Dakota residents and those in the Red River Valley were told to expect potential blizzard conditions. "We're kind of in a lull in activity right now but we have a second round that's going to come through later in the morning and into the afternoon hours and that's going to be accompanied with some very, very strong winds". Then as the storm moves out of the area Friday, and rain will turn back to some lingering snow with some minor accumulation in spots by the end of the day.

Additional rainfall from Thursday through Saturday could amount to 3 to 5 inches of rain along the Gulf Coast.

Much colder weather will dominate on Thursday and Friday.

The combination of increasing wind and the dry, powdery nature of the snow can create blizzard conditions at times over portions of the central High Plains to parts of the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.

President Macron blasts President Trump for pulling American troops out of Syria
Reports also stated that Erdogan claimed "ISIS has been beaten", and wondered why USA forces are still deployed in Syria. The US said the Islamic State (IS) group had been defeated, a claim disputed by allies and US politicians.

Due to the winter weather conditions, City of Kearney offices, Kearney Public Library and Peterson Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, December 27, 2018. Speicher said once wind gusts reach full force driving will become incredibly hard. Actual temperatures will fall into the 20s, teens and single digits in some areas. Morning highs will will be in the 40s before falling in the low-30s by late afternoon.

The storm system is traversing the US from the southwest to the northeast, and where it bisects Nebraska, along with the timing of the descending cold air, will determine how badly the state is hit.

Once the fog lifts, Christmas will be the best day for traveling this week. New Year's Eve promises to be blustery with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 7 below.

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