It might start looking a lot more like winter in the coming days.
Freezing rain and snow is possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning, and a second round of snow could fall Friday night.
Paul Pastelok, a meteorologist with AccuWeather, said the the first round is expected to move in late Wednesday night. Temperatures at that time are forecast to be around freezing and dropping, so it's hard to forecast how much of the precipitation will fall as snow and how much will fall as freezing rain, he said.
Either way, totals aren't expected to be high because the weather system itself isn't moisture-laden, Pastelok said. However, even a light glaze of freezing can lead to deadly accidents and injuries from slips and falls.
The commute Thursday morning could be slippery, Pastelok said. If there's not noticeable freezing rain, then 1 inch to 2 inches of snow are possible with this first round, he said.
The next system is forecast to move in Friday night into Saturday, but there's a chance it could arrive sooner on Friday, he said. The weekend system could bring a greater amount of snow with it.
The last time Omaha had at least an inch of snow was Jan. 1, when 1.2 inches fell.