SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Residents in western Nebraska are preparing for a blast of winter weather.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the western half of Nebraska, with the front end of the system stretching from Imperial in southwest Nebraska to O'Neill in north-central Nebraska. The warning is set to begin 5:00 p.m. Saturday and is expected to last through mid-afternoon Sunday.
The weather service says 5 to 9 inches of snow are expected across the area, and some spots could get up to a foot of snow.
High winds with gusts up to 50 mph are expected, which will cause drifting and whiteout conditions that will make travel impossible at times.