Forecast: Mild in Lincoln, winter storm out west

2009-10-28T07:15:00Z Forecast: Mild in Lincoln, winter storm out westBy the Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com
October 28, 2009 7:15 am  • 

While temperatures were expected to be pleasantly mild in Lincoln on Wednesday, an early fall storm was socking Western Nebraska.

A winter storm warning was in effect for the Panhandle Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The system was expected to spread periods of moderate snow, with strong north winds of 20 to 35 mph causing some blowing and drifting snow, making travel dangerous.

Snow was expected to be heavy at times, with 6 to 10 inches of accumulation.

The warning was set to continue until 6 p.m. Thursday. It was the third significant snowstorm of October for the western part of the state.

Meanwhile, Lincoln was expected to be mostly cloudy and breezy on Wednesday, with a high near 58 and a southeast wind between 13 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

The evening was expected to be breezy, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 a.m., a low around 50 and a southeast wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Thursday's forecast is breezy, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm and a high near 58.

Friday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 53.

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