Rain, snow, cold and strong winds expected Tuesday in the Omaha area

Aaron Brown
April 3, 2018

High near 41. Northeast wind 10 to 16 miles per hour.

Almost two weeks after spring began, residents in the northeastern United States trudged through another snowstorm Monday morning.

Tuesday: Rain likely, mainly after 8am.

In Madison, the precipitation is expected to be mixed into Monday night, rain Tuesday morning, mixed later Tuesday turning into all snow before ending.

What everyone hoped was an April Fool's joke by the National Weather Service realized this morning that weather is no joking matter.

Data is also suggesting there could be a period of moderate to heavy snow between 7:00pm and 10:00pm this evening, especially in narrow bands from north of Terre Haute to Carmel, and another band from near Greenfield to Richmond.

The initial round of snow is expected to bring 1 to 3 inches of snow to the metro area. While more snow will accumulate on grass, trees, cars, and other unpaved surfaces, some roads can become slick and develop some slushy accumulation as well through mid-morning. Here are some fun April snow stats.

By mid to late afternoon, temps run into the low to mid 40s, so what snow we see, starts to melt quickly.

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"Unsettled weather returns Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday with rain at times along with milder temperatures, then blustery and colder weather follows Thursday", the Weather Service says.

Wednesday could be warmer, with a forecast of mostly sunny skies and a high in the mid-40s.

Numerous accidents were reported early Monday on I-90 west of Missoula with vehicles also getting stuck on Evaro Hill.

Temperatures in the 30s will continue through the early weekend, she said, but no more precipitation is expected. Most of the snow falls between 7am -1pm across the area.

The air will be colder than usual, too.

Up to 4in (10cm) of snow covered parts of Scotland, northern England and north Wales, while torrential rain fell in southern England.

Today should see a high of 46 and a low of 37.

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