A Significant Weather Advisory is in effect for Knox County, according to the National Weather Service.
Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 14 miles north of Page to 4 miles southeast of Orchard to 12 miles south of Ewing. Movement was east at 35 mph. Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.
Locations impacted include Neligh, Plainview, Creighton, Bloomfield, Osmond, Wausa, Verdigre, Clearwater, Niobrara, Santee, Crofton, Pleasant Valley, Brunswick, Center, Winnetoon, Royal, Magnet, Foster, Bazile Mills and Lindy.
This includes Highway 275 in between mile markers 28 and 41, Hwy 81 between mile markers 186 and 197 and Hwy 20 between mile markers 335 and 370.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 1 a.m. Monday for Knox County an several surrounding counties.
According to the National Weather Service, the counties of Antelope, Boone, Knox, Madison, Pierce and Platte is in this watch. The locations potentially impacted include Albion, Bloomfield, Columbus, Creighton, Crofton, Elgin, Neligh, Niobrara, Norfolk, Osmond, Pierce, Plainview, St. Edward, Verdigre and Wausa.
A winter weather advisory is currently in affect for Knox County until noon on Wednesday.
Snow has begun to fall across northeast Nebraska, with the heaviest snowfall expected to come between 10 p.m and 2 a.m. Snow will continue to fall into the morning on Wednesday. Three to six inches is expected to accumulate throughout the county.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.
The City of Creighton has issued a snow emergency. Parking of vehicles in the designated Emergency Snow Route is prohibited.
• Parking prohibitions automatically become effective on any part of any snow emergency route when there has been an accumulation of snow and ice of 4” or more in one snowfall and shall be in effect until that street is cleared.
• City has posted special signs at intervals not exceeding one sign per block with the wording “Snow Emergency Route. No Parking During Emergency. Tow Away Zone.”
• Any vehicle parked or left standing in violation of this section may be impounded per Section 4-222 of city code as deemed necessary by the officers of our City Police Department.
• If a vehicle is removed and impounded the owner must pay for any costs to remove and store it.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Knox County from Tuesday at 3 a.m. until Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Light snow is expected to begin as early as Monday evening. The snow is expected to become heavy by Tuesday afternoon, continuing into Tuesday night.
The weather is expected to impact travel for the area. Travel will be dangerous due to the snow-packed roads and low visibility as a result of the blowing snow. Visibility is expected to be reduced to less than half a mile at times.
As much as six or nine inches of snow is expected from the storm. Winds of 15 to 30 miles per hour are expected, particularly on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the National Weather Service, a light mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected to spread over Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa during the day on Sunday, with the heaviest precipitation expected Sunday night in Monday.
The National Weather Service expects the highest ice accumulations south of interstate 80 where there is a potential for a quarter inch or more of ice accumulation. Areas farther north are likely to see more sleet and snow and less icing.
Sleet accumulation of one to three inches are possible in far Northeast Nebraska, according to the storm watch.
Hazardous travel due to icy or snow-packed roads is likely. Sidewalks and parking lots will be very slippery as well. Some damage to tree limbs and power outages are possible. Precautionary and preparedness actions are recommended.
A winter storm watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts and look back for updates.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from noon today to noon Saturday, December 17.
A wind chill warning is also in effect from noon Saturday to 11 a.m. on Sunday, December 18.
According to the National Weather Service, snow is expected to develop this afternoon, preceded by some patchy freezing drizzle. Snow accumulations of two to four inches are possible, and north to northwest winds increasing to 15 to 30 mph could create areas of blowing snow and reduced visibility, especially in open areas. Travel may be hazardous.
Wind chill values are also expected to fall to 20 below by midday Saturday and 30 below on Saturday night and early morning Sunday. The National Weather Service is urgning residents to use caution and be prepared, as dangerously low wind chill values will cause frost bite to exposed skin in a short period of time.
A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilites and use caution while driving. A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low chill values. This will result in frosbite and lead to hypothermia or death if precuations are not taken.
The weekend has finally arrived, and with it came a chance of snow.
Friday is looking at a high of 23 degrees and low of 13, with a 20% chance of PM snow showers.
Saturday's chance of snow will go up to 70%, with less than an inch expected. The high will be 31 and low 23.
Sunday will be partly cloudy, with a high of 25 and low of 15. There is only a 10% chance of snow.
Residents are encouraged to enjoy the nice weekend weather, because immediately following the weekend, Knox County is expecting a significant drop in temperatures.
From Monday to Wednesday, temperatures will drop over 30 degrees in only two days.
Throughout the weekend, the weather will warm up, with mostly cloudy skies on Saturday and a high of 40 and low of 29.
Sunday will be a sunny day, with an even warmer high of 48 and low of 33.
Expect to see the weather start dropping on Tuesday, with the high going down to 23 degrees and then to 15 on Wednesday. Although the temperatures will drop, the county is only forecasted for a 40% chance of AM snow showers on Wednesday, with less than an inch of snow expected.
Winter has officially hit Knox County, but there are still some sunny days expected throughout Thanksgiving weekend.
Thursday's high is 44 with a low of 27. It will be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain.
The sun will come out on Friday, warming up the day. The high will be 51 and the low 29 with a 0% chance or rain.
Saturday will be another beautiful sunny day, with no rain expected and high of 54 and low 32.
Sunday will be the only wet day of the weekend, with a 70% chance of rain in the afternoon, a high of 51 and low of 32.
It'll be a great weekend for eating and watching football, and don't miss out on the sunny, warmer days!