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Widespread light to moderate rain will mix with or change to snow over parts of Nebraska through Saturday morning, the National Weather Service in North Platte says.

Southwest Nebraska, as well as the Sandhills and northeast Nebraska could see a little accumulation of snow in grassy areas, the weather service said.

The snow would come as the temperature dips into the mid-30s, after hoving in the mid-40s since midnight Wednesday.

Looking ahead, minor river flooding is possible on the North Platte river at Lewellen – west of Lake McConaughy -- due to reservoir releases and rainfall, the weather service said Friday. River levels there are rising and will continue to rise through the weekend, forecast to rise above flood stage early Monday.

Also, river levels are also expected to rise on the South Platte on Sunday and early next week, mainly west of North Platte.

However, the threat for flooding is low at this time, the weather service said Friday afternoon. Those with interests near or on the South Platte River are advised to stay tuned for possible updates.

The rain will peter out in Lincoln County sometime Saturday night and the temperature will warm into the upper 60s on Sunday and Monday, but the skies will become cloudy on Tuesday, with rain possible again.

 


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/19/2017
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