Better enjoy the mild weather on Friday and Saturday because the full force of winter could make a nasty comeback next week.
European and American weather models are calling for possible heavy snow next week in the Plains, including 10 inches in the Omaha area.
The European models come from a private service, AccuWeather.com meteorologist Alyson Hoegg said. The American models are courtesy of the National Weather Service.
Hoegg said it was too early to predict amounts of snow. She said, however, that forecasters are expecting a winter weather system to move in Tuesday night that could affect Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota.
“Right now, we’re looking at a potential system impacting the Central Plains as we go into next week,’’ Hoegg said.
Where the brunt of the system hits will depend on the storm’s track once it makes it over the Rockies, she said. The system currently is over the Pacific Ocean and should affect California by the weekend with heavy rain or snow.
In the Omaha area, Thursday should be sunny with a high near 40, according to the National Weather Service office in Valley. Friday and Saturday are expected to warm up to the mid-40s under partly to mostly sunny skies.
Sunday will bring a chance of rain and snow with a high near 41. There is a chance of snow with a high near 35 on Monday, the weather service said.
There is another chance of snow Monday night and a low around 23 in the Omaha area. Tuesday calls for windy conditions, snow likely and a high near 30.