The warm/cold, windy/not-so-windy roller coaster continues this week, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Dergan.
Strong gusts this afternoon are expected to again make travel difficult, and Wednesday could see another round of winds, Dergan said.
To the east of the metro, light snows may add to travel problems because the combination of wind and snow will make it difficult to see, Dergan said. Those driving too and from Des Moines, or northeast toward Harlan could encounter problems, he said.
Commuters between Omaha and Lincoln should not have a problem with the snow Monday evening, he said, although they will have to contend with crosswinds.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., and during that time winds are forecast between 25 mph and 35 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph.
Today's winds are ushering in Arctic air, so temperatures are expected to fall off quickly. Single digit lows are forecast tonight, and Tuesday is expected to be chilly with highs in the teens.
Warmer weather is expected Wednesday, with highs approaching 30 degrees, with a rapid cool-downl following that night. Lows could be below zero and the wind chills Wednesday night into Thursday morning could be 20 below to 30 degrees below zero, according to the National Weather Service.
By the weekend, mostly sunny skies and highs in the 40s could return, according to the Weather Service.