Residents of Northeast Nebraska are being asked to brace for winter weather.
The National Weather Service has extended the area of their winter storm warning for Friday to now include Antelope, Boone, Cedar, Knox and Pierce counties. The warning runs from midnight to 6 p.m. on Friday.
NWS forecasters say rain will turn into snow at some point Thursday evening, with the bulk of the snowfall happening overnight. Anywhere from four to six inches of snow is expected.
In addition, wind gusts as high as 40 to 45 miles per hour are expected, creating white out conditions in some areas.
The Weather Service has also place Madison, Platte, Stanton and Wayne counties in a winter weather advisory. Snowfall amounts are expected to be two to four inches in those counties, still with the high winds.