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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:00 am | Updated: 6:41 am, Thu Mar 14, 2019.

A Winter Strom Warning, issued by the National Weather Service in Omaha, is in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Boone and Madison counties.

Rain will change to early this morning and continue today.

Northwest winds will increase to 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible. One to four inches of snow are forecast. The strong winds will create near blizzard conditions with some areas of near zero visibility.

Plan on slippery road conditions. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

Strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Numerous roads are already closed due to flooding.

Moderate to major, and possibly historic flooding will continue today. Runoff from heavy rainfall will continue to cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland and other low lying spots.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 9:15 Thursday night for Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Cedar, Wayne, Madison, Western, Platte, Boone, Stanton, Northwestern Thurston and Northwestern Colfax counties.

Many rivers and streams are experiencing moderate to major flooding early this morning and that will continue. Numerous rural roads are closed across eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. In addition, ice jams have already occurred on several rivers, including the Platte, Elkhorn and Loup Rivers. In isolated instances, levees have been over topped. Additional flooding could develop yet today.

Do not drive cars through flooded areas. the water depth and road condition may be unsafe.

Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take quick action should flooding develop or evacuations become necessary.

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