More chilly weather is in store for the Omaha area before temperatures rebound early next week.

Friday’s high is expected to be in the low 40s, with winds of 15-25 mph. The overnight low is expected to be around 30.

Over the weekend, highs will be in the low 50s, forecasters said.

After highs of around 70 Monday and Tuesday, another front is expected to move through the area, bringing precipitation and cooler weather Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, said meteorologist David Eastlack with the National Weather Service office in Valley.

Some places had more than the cold to deal with on Friday. Residents of western and north-central Nebraska and South Dakota were digging out after a blizzard. Many roads in western Nebraska still were partially or completely covered with snow Friday morning.

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Ainsworth, in north-central Nebraska, reported 8 inches of snow, while Brady, southeast of North Platte, got 7 inches. Callaway, which is about 60 miles northeast of North Platte, reported 9 inches.

The Nebraska State Patrol said troopers went out on 125 calls to assist motorists during the storm, responded to 21 crashes and helped other agencies with 29 incidents. Long stretches of Interstate 80 and several other state highways were closed for about 24 hours during the worst part of the storm, the patrol said.

The heaviest snow in the region fell in south-central and eastern South Dakota, said Kerry Hanko, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Sioux Falls, which still was getting light snow Friday morning. Hanko said White River, South Dakota, which is about 55 miles north of Valentine, Nebraska, reported 26 inches. (Valentine reported a little more than 7 inches.)

Huron, South Dakota, which is about 125 miles northwest of Sioux Falls, reported 24 inches. Mitchell, which is about 70 miles west-northwest of Sioux Falls, reported 15 inches. Sioux Falls itself reported about 5 inches of snow, Hanko said.

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