The Lincoln area is in a winter weather advisory until midnight, and forecasters are calling for the possibility of both ice and snow.

Lincoln had already seen light freezing drizzle Monday morning, and the National Weather Service was forecasting up to 0.1 of an inch of ice for the area, with higher amounts possible west of Seward.

The Lincoln area is forecast to get 1-2 inches of snow Monday night into Tuesday morning, with higher totals forecast to the east and south. The weather service said on Twitter that "uncertainty is relatively high" when it comes to forecast snow totals, especially for extreme Southeast Nebraska, which could see 4-5 inches.

The National Weather Service said "travel difficulties should be expected," especially in the afternoon and during the evening commute.

Already Monday morning, westbound lanes on Old Cheney Road were temporarily shut down due to slick conditions, according to scanner traffic. The closure stretched from 70th Street to Nebraska 2.

Police in Lincoln had responded to 15 crashes reported by 11 a.m.

After the snow moves out Tuesday morning, the forecast calls for slightly warmer temperatures, with a high of 34 on Tuesday, 41 Wednesday and 33 Thursday. Another storm is forecast to move into the area Thursday night, bringing a chance for snow. It also will usher in much colder temperatures, with the forecast calling for a high of only 19 on Friday.

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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.


Riley Johnson reports on local government in Lincoln.

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