Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KOAX 280802

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
302 AM CDT Sun May 28 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Tuesday)
Issued at 249 AM CDT Sun May 28 2017

Quiet weather on tap today with breezy northwest flow and plenty
of sunshine. High temps climb into the upper 70s to lower 80s, and
winds will be northwesterly at 15 to 25 mph. Models are now
hinting at a weak currently over the northern Rockies moving into
the local area tonight. This may touch off isolated showers but
little if any meaningful rain is expected and it could very well
just be a few sprinkles.

Pleasant weather continues for Memorial Day with continued breezy
northwesterly flow, but slightly cooler temperatures in the lower
to mid 70s.

Similar conditions expected for Tuesday, although there will be a
slight chance of afternoon showers along the KS/NE border as a
reinforcing front moves in from the north.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Saturday)
Issued at 249 AM CDT Sun May 28 2017

Dry weather expected Wednesday, but shower/storm chances return
Wednesday night into Thursday as moisture and instability build
northward from the southern Plains. Spotty rain chances remain in
the forecast Friday into Saturday, although models are not in
general agreement of timing and placement, thus confidence in the
forecast details by days 6/7 are somewhat low.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday night)
Issued at 1119 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

Current water vapor imagery depicts the primary mid-level trough
axis progressing through the mid MO Valley with a secondary
vorticity lobe shifting southeast across SD. These features are
generally associated with mid and high-level cloudiness with some
light shower activity noted with the latter disturbance over
south-central into southeast SD. Latest short-term model guidance
suggests that this precipitation should decrease in areal
coverage while moving into northeast NE over the next 2-3 hours.
Therefore, we will not include any mention in the KOFK TAF. Light
northwest winds will strengthen and become gusty by late Sunday
morning or early afternoon before diminishing by Sunday evening.
VFR conditions will prevail with mainly passing mid and high-
level clouds.




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