It may not leave roads terribly slick and it may not leave much on the ground, but Friday's precipitation could leave its mark on some surfaces.
Light, patchy drizzle began early Friday in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, forecasters said, leaving roads wet but not icy despite temperatures in the mid- to upper 20s. However, said Scott Dergan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Valley, Neb., sidewalks and overpasses could be slick in some locations Friday morning.
The light drizzle was expected to continue through about 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Dergan said, then a band of snow starting in Norfolk should make its way into the Omaha area mid- to late afternoon, leaving a dusting to a half-inch of snow behind. The snow could begin as a drizzle-snow mix before changing to all snow that may hang around for a few hours, he said.
The high temperature was expected to slowly climb Friday to 35 degrees.
Tonight's low temperature should dip into the mid-20s, Dergan said, with any lingering snow tapering off between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The weekend forecast includes no precipitation, he said, with a high temperature Saturday of 39 degrees and a high Sunday around 44.
Several weather systems have moved through the Great Plains recently that have included some precipitation but nothing major, Dergan said, and that trend should continue into next week. The Omaha area can expect high temps Monday and Tuesday in the 30s, he said, with the high reaching the 40s by Wednesday. The area could also see more precipitation, but nothing significant, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Dergan said.