A modest warming trend is expected over the weekend across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa before colder conditions return for the work week.

The National Weather Service office in Valley said high temperatures Saturday and Sunday could rise into the 40s across the region.

In the Omaha area today, snow blew in around 11:15 a.m. The weather service said a clipper system was ushering in the snow, which could add up to a half-inch in some areas. Flurries still were blowing around more than two hours later, but the snow didn't seem to be accumulating.

Tonight’s low in the Omaha area should slip to around 18.

Saturday should be sunny with a high near 40 in the Omaha area and Sunday’s high is also forecast to reach 40 under partly sunny skies. West-northwest winds could gust as high as 35 mph Sunday.

Overnight lows on the weekend are to be in the mid-20s.

For Monday through Wednesday in the Omaha area, daytime highs are forecast to be in the low to mid-30s. Overnight lows will dip in the upper teens to low 20s.

A forecaster for AccuWeather, a private weather service out of State College, Pennsylvania, described the region’s outlook for the weekend and next week as "kind of a boring forecast.’’

"I don’t see any big storms anytime soon,’’ Tom Kines said, "and I don’t expect any extreme cold or big warm-up anytime soon.’’

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