NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. – A light snow began covering icy roads early Thursday morning, leading to hazardous travel conditions for the morning commute.
All roads, sidewalks and surfaces across southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri are very slick due to freezing drizzle and the freezing of wet surfaces over night.
Cold air and strong wind gusts at 40 MPH began pushing its way towards the Missouri River in southeast Nebraska at 1 a.m. Thursday, bringing light rain and patchy freezing drizzle along with it. A mix of light freezing drizzle, sleet and snow began to fall across the region at 4 a.m., before transitioning to all snow just before 7 a.m.
Falls City and Rock Port are forecast to see the most snow on Thursday. The National Weather Service office in Valley says these locations could see 4-6 inches. Nebraska City, Auburn and Shenandoah will see anywhere from 2-4 inches.
Weather officials expect the hazardous travel conditions to continue throughout the day, however conditions are expected to improve by mid- to late afternoon as the snow begins to fade. Temperatures will remain in the teens Thursday.
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