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Cars and people navigate the snow on 14th Street near Farnam Street on Friday.

Driving conditions are expected to rapidly improve Monday as temperatures in the Omaha area reach into the upper 30s. 

"We're going to be close to 37 degrees today," said meteorologist Taylor Nicolaisen of the National Weather Service office in Valley. "Obviously, the road conditions will improve as it warms up."

Warmer air will track east in the Central Plains states Monday night, according to the weather service forecast. High temperatures are expected to range from the low 30s over northeast Nebraska to around 40 near the Kansas border.

Roads were slick in some spots early Monday.

A mixture of light rain and snow is possible Monday evening from far eastern Nebraska through southwest Iowa before shifting east of the area by 9 p.m., Nicolaisen said. 

Temperatures Tuesday will range from 25 to 30 degrees across Nebraska's northern counties to around 40 near the Kansas border. Wednesday, a cold front is expected to surge through the area, with daytime temperatures likely falling into the teens in northeast Nebraska with 20s and low 30s to the south. 

Roads became slick Sunday afternoon as a light freezing mist and drizzle fell in the Omaha metro area.

From Friday afternoon through Sunday, the Nebraska State Patrol said, troopers assisted 166 motorists, responded to 68 crashes and assisted other agencies with 41 incidents.

While responding to a crash Friday evening, a trooper’s cruiser was struck by another vehicle. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 75, just north of U.S. Highway 275, in South Omaha. The trooper was not inside the cruiser at the time of the crash and wasn't injured. The driver in the other vehicle also was not injured.


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