Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Updated Forecast: This Friday Could Bring 1-3 Inches Of Snow To SE Nebraska
UPDATE -- THE FIRST REAL SNOW OF THE SEASON CAME WEDNESDAY MORNING IN DORCHESTER, AS FLAKES BLANKETED LAWNS AND ROOFS... DEVELOPING...
Yes, it was thundering and lightning Monday night in Dorchester, but the season's first snow for southeastern Nebraska could come this Friday.
That's according to forecasters at AccuWeather.com.
This Friday, November 20, the Dorchester area will see a high of 43 degrees with intermittent snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain. (That's right -- the first winter weather of the season will likely occur less than four days after severe thunderstorm watches were issued for the some area. Welcome to Nebraska.)
Friday will be rather cloudy, breezy and colder with periods of rain, then snow in the afternoon, up to 1 inch. Friday night will bring snow at times, up to 1 inch; otherwise, becoming clear and colder; storm total 1-3 inches.
Regarding the long-term forecast, we have bad news and good news. The good news is mostly sunny days, along with above average temperatures, are expected until the last week of December, when a nasty bout of winter weather is anticipated.
However, between this weekend and Christmas, the worst days of the long-range forecast are expected for Thanksgiving (ice and precipitation) and Christmas Eve (freezing rain).
Stay tuned to the Dorchester Times for developing weather...