With a strong low pressure system crossing the Central Plains on Tuesday and Tuesday night, there will be chances for showers and isolated thunderstorms. This convective activity is expected to occur generally east of a line from Oshkosh to Valentine on Tuesday. A few strong thunderstorms with hail and gusty winds, are also possible later Tuesday afternoon southeast of a Hayes Center through North Platte to Broken Bow line.
Areas of heavy snow and blowing snow could develop Tuesday night across north central Nebraska, especially along the South Dakota border. The slow moving and deep low pressure system will move across the Central Plains, and towards the Upper Mississippi Valley on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. This system will be drawing moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. Strong moisture convergence and a likelihood for banded snow will help to produce heavy snowfall across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
Short Range Forecast Map Loop Below
Convective Outlook Valid Tuesday February 28th below
HPC 1 to 3 Day projected surface low track below