The first major tornado threat of 2019 plus a blizzard are forecast for Saturday.
[3:40pm: No update to the information below]
[9:25pm: No update to the snow forecast locations but amounts may be somewhat heavier than forecast. This raises the specter of power failures Saturday into at least Sunday due to the wet snow.]
Let's begin with the tornado threat.
Winter weather forecasting is difficult, but because this could be a life-threatening storm so I am providing forecasts farther out than usual.
Note: the swath of snow from northeast Colorado through western Nebraska is from an earlier storm.
It would be dangerous to travel in the blizzard.
Snapshot at 4pm Saturday
Please keep in mind the locations are approximate.