The big chill is on the way.
A cold front from northern Canada is expected to arrive in the Omaha area Thursday, sending temperatures sharply lower.
Strong winds will make it feel even colder.
Dave Samuhel, a meteorologist for AccuWeather, The World-Herald's private weather consultant, said temperatures would stay below freezing Friday and Saturday.
"It's going to get quite cold," he said. "Temperatures are really going to be dropping."
The Omaha area is still expected to receive 1 to 2 inches of snow Thursday afternoon and evening, following rain and sleet.
Wednesday morning, forecasters said a mix of rain, sleet and snow could hit Omaha as early as 6 p.m. Thursday.
Becky Kern, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said evening commuters might see, "a little bit of a mess" as they head home.
NWS meteorologist Barbara Mayes others advise commuters to factor the change in weather into their traveling schedules, allowing more time for trips and more space between vehicles.
"It's always a bit of a trick to remember how to drive in the snow," she said. "Things will be slick, and we haven't seen slick in a while."