Scattered showers were expected to linger through today in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa as another weather system approached the region from the northern Plains.

Also today, conditions should be cooler, with high temperatures in the 50s, the National Weather Service office in Valley said. Rain changing to snow could occur tonight in northern parts of the region.

In the Omaha area today, forecasters called for showers before 1 p.m., then a slight chance of showers after 3 p.m. and a high near 55.

Tonight, look for a 30 percent chance of rain before 1 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow later with a low around 36. Northwest winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

The chance of rain and snow drops to 10 percent before 7 a.m. in the Omaha area on Friday, when a high near 48 and northwest winds gusting as high as 25 mph are likely. Friday night’s low will drop to around 33.

The weekend is forecast to be sunny and breezy, with a high near 55 on Saturday and a high near 75 on Sunday.

Conditions will cool down in the Omaha area beginning Monday, with a high near 56.

High temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the low to mid-60, the weather service said.

Rainfall totals in inches for 24 hours as of 7 a.m. today: Blair, .10; Columbus, .11; Fremont, .12; Offutt Air Force Base, .01; Eppley Airfield, .02; Millard, .09; Tekamah, .28; Valley, .13; Council Bluffs, .14.Elsewhere, several locations in the Nebraska Panhandle received anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of snow Wednesday. The weather service office in Cheyenne, Wyoming, said a system dropped 4 inches in Morrill County and 2 to 4 inches in Scotts Bluffs County.

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