Another round of messy weather is forecast to blow into the region Wednesday evening and last through the Thursday commute.
The system likely will start as rain Wednesday evening, take a break, and resume as snow in the early morning hours, said Barbara Mayes, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Valley, Neb.
Forecasting the total snowfall is difficult, she said, because amounts will depend upon when the rain shifts to snow.
Breezy conditions and snow are forecast during Thursday’s commute, with the weather clearing up Thursday afternoon.
A repeat of Monday morning’s treacherous conditions, in which a thin sheet of ice led to dozens of injuries from slips and falls, is not expected, she said. However, because of the mix of snow and rain, a chance for freezing rain can’t be ruled out, she said.
Behind the storm, temperatures are expected to be lower — in the 30s this weekend, the weather service says. Monday brings the next real chance of measurable snow, Mayes said.
Before the Wednesday evening system moves in, though, high temperatures will be in the 50s and golfers will be able to get in a round or two. The City of Omaha announced that Johnny Goodman, Benson Park, Elmwood and the Knolls courses would be open Tuesday and Wednesday. Winds gusting to about 25 mph both days might affect play, however.