Winter Storm Expected in Panhandle

CHADRON - A wintery storm carrying blustery winds and heavy snow has been forecast for the Nebraska Panhandle. The storm is expected to move from Wyoming into Nebraska sometime Thursday night. The National Weather Service says the snow will limit visibility and fall mostly in higher elevations, with rain possible elsewhere. A snow accumulation of up to 9 inches is forecast for Chadron, compared with 2 inches in Sidney. Wind gusts of 50 mph could hit whip through some parts of the Panhandle.