Storm Warning

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Tuesday for the Lincoln area, forecasting 5 to 9 inches of snow from tonight through early Wednesday.

Snow is likely to increase in intensity after 7 p.m., with the heaviest snow from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the weather service said. Snowfall of up to 2 inches per hour is possible.

Patchy fog is possible tonight, with temperatures falling to 17 degrees and winds becoming light after midnight.

The good news is that wind is not expected to be a factor, with sustained wind speeds in the Lincoln area likely to be in the single digits, gusting to no more than 15 miles per hour.

The snow should clear out Wednesday morning, the weather service said, with a high of 28 and skies becoming sunny. The winter storm warning is in effect from 3 p.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The next winter weather system moves into the region this weekend, and National Weather Service officials said it also could produce significant snowfall. Because of temperatures expected to reach the low- to mid-30s on Saturday, the storm also could produce rain and freezing rain.

Lincoln has already received 3 feet of snow so far this winter, which is 10 inches more than the city usually gets for an entire winter season.

Nebraska snowstorms through the years

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Victoria Ayotte Brown is the Journal Star online editor.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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