Lincoln is not included in the Blizzard warning or winter storm watch at this time.
Snow, freezing rain and high winds were expected through Saturday night, with heavy ice accumulations in parts of MI through Sunday morning. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches of snow are possible in Central Nebraska with localized amounts up to 8 north of Highway 92 are expected.
According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Weather Advisory for mixed precipitation has been issued for portions of north central Kansas on Saturday.
According to meteorologist Jaclyn Gomez with the National Weather Service, by noon Friday there was light drizzle in North Platte with winds reaching 22 miles per hour and gusts of 36 miles per hour.
The High Wind Warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.
Date for closure of Toys R Us at Lakeside confirmed
The toy store will no longer be able to accept returns for refunds and gift cards, too, are no longer being accepted. Many retailers have also struggled to keep up with the rise of online retailing and a change in shopping habits.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Travel will be very unsafe to impossible.
The start of the three-on-three soccer season sponsored by the Abilene Parks and Recreation Department has been cancelled Saturday because of potential weather conditions. Damage to power lines may occur. Strong winds may make travel hard and risky. High winds may cause blow over of high profile vehicles. While snowfall accumulations will not be extreme, the combination of wind and snow will create very low visibility and risky travel conditions Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.
If you stay home, it is a good idea to make sure your home emergency kit is well-stocked, too, due to the possibility of power failures.
Blizzard conditions could develop across northeast Colorado, southeast Wyoming, western Nebraska and northwest Kansas during the day on Friday. Call 511 for the latest road conditions.