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LEXINGTON — Snowfall rates are expected to increase into the afternoon, with rates becoming as high as two inches per hour across the south central Nebraska region, including Buffalo, Dawson and Gosper Counties.

According to a mesoscale discussion by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., snowfall rates are expected to increase over the next several hours from northeastern Colorado to central Nebraska.

Snowfall rates elsewhere are expected to become one inch per hour, but in south central Nebraska this could increase to two inches per hour.

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The low pressure system causing this snowfall is expected to move quickly northeast through the afternoon hours, changes to the system will allow to a heavy band of snow to fall, according to the SPC

The Lexington Police Department reported to the National Weather Service Hastings around 11:15 a.m. that an inch of snow had already fallen in town. They also reported the high winds were leading to low visibility.

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