The Lincoln area is facing more potentially severe winter weather.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of eastern Nebraska, including Lancaster County, starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continuing until 7 p.m. Thursday.
An updated forecast Wednesday afternoon showed Lincoln is likely to get 2 inches of snow by Thursday afternoon.
Light snow fell most of the day Wednesday morning, and more snow is likely in the evening and overnight.
The main threat is from winds, which are likely to be sustained around 20-25 miles per hour and could gust close to 40 miles per hour on Thursday, the National Weather Service said. That could lead to wind chills of 15 to 20 degrees below zero both Thursday and Friday mornings.
After a forecast high of 19 degrees Wednesday, the temperature is expected to reach only 11 degrees on Thursday, with a low of minus-3 Friday morning. Friday's high is forecast at 18 degrees, before a slight warmup that may push temperatures above freezing Saturday.
Nebraska blizzards through history
A Lincoln man struggles to move his car as snow continues to fall during a blizzard in 1971.
Guaranteed Snow Day
Brothers stand on top of the 15- to 20-feet-tall snowdrifts in front of their buried house 15 miles south of Chadron. This blizzard happened in March of 1966.
Hundreds of cars and drivers were buried up to their axles in West Omaha after a blizzard dumped 11-16 inches of snow in 1975.
Mountains of Snow
A mother and child and their truck are dwarfed by drifts more than 20 feet tall after the infamous Blizzard of 1949.
This snow-covered view of Lincoln in 1974 may be a somewhat familiar sight to residents after 8 inches of snow fell over the weekend.
Utility poles and lines near David City were toppled by an icy, windy storm in 1966.
A blizzard in 1978 may have ruined their fun, but the Boy Scouts of Troop #213, Chadron, sure had their skills tested when snow struck their camping trip at Fort Robinson State Park.
A farmer had to dig through scores of feet of snow in order to feed his chickens after the Blizzard of 1949. The coop was completely submerged in snow.
I Thought I Could
Dozens of workers attempt to dig out a steam train stuck on the tracks after the Blizzard of 1912, putting the unshoveled sidewalks and driveways of more than a century later into sharp perspective.
Army National Guardsmen of the 24th Medical Co. prepare to leave Lincoln for a relief mission in western Nebraska. The area was hit hard and isolated by a blizzard in 1975.
The isolation of several rural communities after the Blizzard of 1949 was so bad the army had to be called in to deliver food in all-terrain, tracked vehicles.
A boy and his dog are thankful for food delivered by the army after the Blizzard of 1949.
Civilian pilots deliver food to rural residents near Curtis after the Blizzard of 1949. Several rural communities were completely isolated for several days after the infamous storm.