Breezy, with a south southwest wind 8 to 13 miles per hour increasing to 18 to 23 miles per hour in the afternoon.
"The strong winds will bring blowing snow and near-zero visibility at times with very hard to impossible travel conditions Wednesday night into the Thursday morning commute", the forecast said. All of eastern South Dakota is under a winter weather advisory for blowing snow. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected. "Rain will change over to snow with accumulations between 2-4" around the Omaha metro.
Thursday night there is a 20 percent chance of snow before midnight.
Area residents woke up to blowing snow and wind chills that made it feel minus 20 or colder outside.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies and above average temperatures develop, with a milder low temperature of 52 degrees. Low: 0. Day: Mostly sunny and cold with west to southwest winds around 6 miles per hour. North wind 5 to 10 miles per hour.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy skies and chilly temperatures linger, with a low temperature of 40 degrees early, and temperatures warming into the lower 40s by around daybreak Wednesday. Windy, with a south wind 14 to 19 miles per hour becoming north 25 to 30 miles per hour in the morning.
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SaturdayMostly sunny, with a high near 20.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Cloudy, with a low about 36. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny with a temperature falling to around 28 by 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 10.
Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 26.
Tonight - A chance of rain, mainly before 10 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Partly sunny, with a high near 44.