Fasten your seat belts, motorists. Friday morning's commute in the Omaha area could be treacherous.
Forecasters are calling for a 30 percent to 40 percent chance of freezing rain or sleet, possibly starting as early as 6 a.m., or the precipitation may hold off until 9 a.m. Friday.
Van DeWald, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Valley, Neb., said the freezing rain chances rise to 50 percent to 60 percent Friday afternoon, when eastern Nebraska and western Iowa should see a high temperature in the low to mid-30s.
Early Wednesday, the Omaha area experienced flurries, which could pick up between Columbus and Omaha by 10 a.m. Lincoln received about a half-inch of snow Wednesday morning and Sarpy County got a dusting, DeWald said.
Wednesday's high temperature for the Omaha area may reach 20 degrees, he said, with the low tonight around 5 degrees.
Thursday's high temperature is expected to be in the mid-20s.
Conditions improve on the weekend, DeWald said. Eastern Nebraska and western Iowa will be dry with a high temperature Saturday in the lower 40s and a high Sunday in the mid-40s.