Weather Forecasts, Road Conditions, and Weather Radar for I-76 (Colorado to Nebraska)

Current & 7-day weather forecast, road conditions, and weather radar for US interstate I-76 from Colorado to Nebraska.
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Weather Radar for I-76 (Colorado to Nebraska)

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Road Conditions and Weather on I-76 from Colorado to Nebraska

Interstate 76 (I-76) is a major east–west Interstate highway of the United States. It's located in the Rocky Mountains region of Colorado and Nebraska in the United States. The highway runs for 187 miles from Denver, Colorado, to Big Springs, Nebraska.

The highway runs through the states of Colorado and Nebraska. It connects the Denver metropolitan area with the eastern plains of Colorado and the Nebraska Panhandle. The highway passes through many rural areas and small towns. It also serves the cities of Sterling, Fort Morgan, Brush, and Ogallala.

The highway is mainly a two-lane highway, though it widens to four lanes in certain sections. The speed limit is usually 65 mph along most of the highway. Some sections have lower speed limits.

Interstate 76 is an important corridor for truckers. It provides a connection between the major cities of Denver and Omaha. The highway serves as an alternate route for travelers going between the two cities. It also provides access to some of the more rural areas of Colorado and Nebraska.

Interstate 76 is known as the "Cattle Trail" due to the large number of cattle trucks that use the highway to transport livestock. The highway is also popular with RVs, providing access to many of the region's scenic attractions and small towns.

Weather on I-76 in Colorado

Colorado is known for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse climates. I-76 is no exception, with a variety of weather conditions that can be experienced along its route. During the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 90 degrees. Sunshine and humidity are plentiful. Winter months can bring snowfall and freezing temperatures. Some areas of Colorado experience colder temperatures than others. Spring and fall can bring rain showers, thunderstorms, and mild temperatures.

Travelers along Interstate I-76 should always be prepared for a variety of weather conditions. Storms can move quickly and unexpectedly. Strong wind gusts, hail, and flash flooding can occur in certain areas. It is also important to be aware of road conditions, as icy roads and wet surfaces can be hazardous.

Weather on I-76 in Nebraska

The weather in Nebraska can vary widely depending on the season. In the summer months, temperatures can reach over 100°F and the humidity can be quite high. Winters are typically cold and dry, with temperatures dropping to single digits or even below zero. Snowfall is common throughout the winter. Spring and fall are usually mild, with temperatures ranging from the high 30s to the low 70s. Severe thunderstorms can occur in the summer, bringing heavy rains and strong winds. Tornadoes are also possible, although they are less common than in other parts of the Midwest.

Major Junctions of I-76 from Colorado to Nebraska

In Colorado:

  • I-76 East begins at the junction of I-70 in Arvada, Colorado.
  • I-76 has major junctions at I-70 and I-270 in North Washington, Colorado.
  • I-76 has a major junction at I-70 in Brighton, Colorado.

In Nebrasks:

  • I-76 West begins at the junction of I-80 near Big Springs, Nebraska.

This map shows the current & 7-day weather forecast, road conditions, and weather radar for US interstate I-76 from Colorado to Nebraska.