National Weather Services releases initial snowfall predictions for late week storm

SIDNEY, NE — We may be nearly a month into Spring, but winter weather is approaching the Nebraska Panhandle. 

According to the National Weather Service Office in Cheyenne, Sidney is expected to receive 3-4 inches of snow from Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning. 

Further west in Kimball predictions call for 4-6 inches of snowfall. North of Sidney in Bridgeport, the NWS is currently estimating 2-3 inches of snow through Friday. 

The central and southern Panhandle could see a dusting of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning as the first wave of snow this week passes through southeast Wyoming where Winter Weather Advisories have been posted. At higher elevations in Wyoming, the NWS has issued Winter Storm Watches and Warnings.

No winter weather related advisories have been issued for the Panhandle as of Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service did note there is some uncertainty in the forecast for snowfall totals on Thursday and Friday as that storm is still a ways out. 

Officials say the I-80 corridor between Cheyenne and Sidney could see moderate impacts on Thursday and Friday.