A powerful, slow-moving storm will bring high winds to the Omaha area through Thursday evening.
The wind will be accompanied by rain for a time. It may seem like a hurricane as a result.
Winds have been gusting in the neighborhood of 50 mph over central Nebraska and South Dakota Tuesday night and Wednesday. That area of strong winds will be in Omaha's neighborhood through Thursday.
The gusts can be strong enough to send loose items airborne, such as trash cans, recycling bins and lawn furniture.
Keep a firm grip on the steering wheel for sudden gusts that can push high-profile vehicles and small, lightweight cars.
Winds will diminish over the area Friday.
Chilly air being brought in by the winds will ease over the weekend. After a couple of days with highs in the 50s, 70-degree air will return over the weekend.
An ice storm, which could be the worst to hit the United States in years, is unfolding across portions of the southern Plains late this week.
Despite the mild air through midweek, the city is experiencing a drastic temperature to end the week.
The city will see snow a few times in the coming days as temperatures plummet.
After the midweek system accompanied with snow exits the area, frigid air will pour into the area.
While balmy air and rain will affect State College and central Pennsylvania into Thursday night, a return of colder air will be accompanied by a change to snow and slippery travel late Friday.
While balmy air and rain will affect Pittsburgh into Thursday night, a return of colder air will be accompanied by a change to snow and slippery travel Friday.
North Central US (1877-78)
The year without a winter...for example St. Paul was +14.1 degrees in December, +10.5 degrees in Jan., +16.3 in Feb. and +16.2 degrees in March (these are all departures from normal).
New Jersey (1927)
Heavy sleet storm left 1-4" in parts of the state.
Vicksburg, MS (1953)
Killer tornado in Vicksburg - 38 dead, 270 injured, $25 million.