Our audience in Kansas and Nebraska might want to take a quick trip to Casey's tonight to stock up on snacks and beverages. A band of very heavy snow along with 15-25 MPH winds will impact areas such as Lincoln, Omaha and northern Kansas with 12-18 inches of snow Monday. Models forecasted for Lincoln have five anywhere between five to 22 inches on the spectrum, with 13 the median number.
The Bob Beamon of Lincoln snowfalls is 19 inches in 1965, the second highest totals occurred in 1971 and twice during the 1997-98 season that totaled 13 inches. University of Nebraska climatologist Ken Dewey notes the resulting snowpack will reduce nighttime temperatures later this week from the teens to single digits.
The storm will track south of the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin, from Kansas City to St. Louis on southward the system will be a rain event with possible severe weather further south. Nebraska's best hope of escaping a foot-plus snow would be if warm air pulls further north. Consider Interstate 80 closed.