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.

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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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