Next storm system arrives Friday with chance of snow, colder temperatures


The storm already left more than a foot of snow in the Sierras on Christmas Eve.

A major snowstorm is headed our way beginning Wednesday evening for much of Minnesota.

As much as 5 inches of rain are possible along the central Gulf Coast, while as much as 1 foot of snow could fall in the northern USA over the next three days. But the snow is expected to be followed by rain.

The rain, and snow to the north, will move into the Ohio Valley and reach north to New England overnight Thursday into Friday morning. A winter storm warning may be required for these regions later. Patchy blowing snow is forecast from 10 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday with a north wind of 15 to 20 miles per hour and gusts as high as 30 miles per hour.

- The Twin Cities and greater Minnesota are bracing for wintry weather that is expected to hit Wednesday night and last into Thursday and Friday.

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"It's a pretty high-fluff snow", Riddle said about the early snowfall Wednesday night.

Forecasts are calling for ice and from 2 to 12 inches of snow Thursday.

Cold wind chill values are also expected with the passage of the cold front on Friday or Friday night. This change in direction will begin to drop temperatures, and we'll fall into the 20s for most of the area by late tomorrow morning.

For those still digging out, Sunday could provide a high of 27 degrees beneath partly cloudy skies before colder conditions return for year's end. It's going to be a warm night with temps in the mid- to upper 40s! Kalin says it could deliver more than eight inches of snow to some locations.

It's been a record year for precipitation in Nebrska-and that looks to continue through the New Year.