Blizzard warnings and watches posted for much of Nebraska

Big blizzard headed this way: up to 55 mph winds, 11 inches or more of snow

A potent, slow-moving spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend began raking the Plains and Midwest on Friday, bringing blizzard conditions to South Dakota and severe thunderstorms to much of the rest of the region.

"The falling snow, combined with brisk winds, may lead to significantly reduced visibility and slick roads". Heavy snow, freezing rain and high winds were expected through Saturday night, with heavy ice accumulations in parts of MI through Sunday morning. There could be a few areas south of the city that could be a little higher than an inch.

Here's the afternoon forecast from the National Weather Service. Strong winds may make travel hard and unsafe. Big Sandy schools will be closing at 12:15 p.m. Calhan RJ1 will close at 1 p.m., as will Frontier Charter Academy.

The K-State Parachute Club 3K Day has also been cancelled for Saturday because of weather conditions.

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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. One inch of additional accumulation is possible.

The National Weather Service says Iowa accumulations of up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) could occur by the time the powerful system leaves the state early Sunday.

The mountains have seen between 2-6 inches of snow with up to five inches more possible through the evening.

Current weather forecasts predict blizzard conditions in much of Northwest Kansas Friday through Saturday.

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