Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KOAX 300445

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
1145 PM CDT WED JUN 29 2016

.SHORT TERM...(tonight through Saturday)
Issued at 300 PM CDT Wed Jun 29 2016

The main concerns are with convective chances this evening and
then again on Friday night into Saturday. The 19Z subjective
analysis indicated a weak area of low pressure over northeast
Nebraska, which is the surface reflection of a shortwave trough
seen in early afternoon water vapor imagery sliding SEWD through
MN. A weak surface trough extends south of the low through eastern
NEb, with some hint of a warm front to the east into western IA.
Large-scale forcing isn`t overly strong this afternoon, but there
are some weak height falls indicate in models, and this coupled
with the lack of a strong EML/cool mid-level temperatures may
allow for a couple of thunderstorms to develop along the MO river
and drop south this afternoon. Objective analysis indicates around
1500-2000 j/Kg of MLCAPE this afternoon with 30-35 kt EBWD, and
this may be enough for an isolated stronger storm. If these
develop they would tend to either move out of the area and/or
weaken by late evening, and then forcing for addition convection
seems pretty limited. We will maintain a slight chance in the far
southwest after midnight, but currently thinking is we may remain
dry after midnight.

On Thursday the stronger trough /currently moving through southern
Canada/ will drop into the Great Lakes and allow for a cold front
/currently along the border this afternoon/ to drop through the
CWA. Convective signal along this boundary on Thursday is mixed
and we generally feel that if anything does develop Thursday it
will be isolated, and generally over the northern CWA. Much cooler
and drier air then moves in for Thursday night and Friday with
lows on Friday morning in the 50s in some areas.

Return flow does quickly get going on Friday night though as the
upper level flow backs ahead of a shortwave trough originating
over the central Rockies. Global models indicate strong isentropic
ascent associated with a 50 kt LLJ will develop on Friday night
over the central Plains. This will initially be focused to our
west during the evening, but after midnight some of this activity
will shift into southeast NEb. Thus we have increased pops to
likely in this area. The threat for showers and a few
thunderstorms will continue into the day on Saturday, especially
the area along and south of I80. With widespread clouds and some
rain we have significantly lowered highs over this area as well.
There could be some decent rainfall totals from this event from
Friday night into Saturday.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 300 PM CDT Wed Jun 29 2016

We will continue some threat for rain into Saturday night, but
then most models take this lift/rain to the east and south to end
the weekend and into the July 4th Holiday. Temperatures are
expected to remain below normal through the holiday, but then
start to moderate toward midweek as heights aloft rise in response
to the building ridge. The threat for additional rainfall returns
toward midweek as another front heads toward the area.


.AVIATION...(06Z TAFS for KOMA...KLNK...KOFK through 06Z Friday)
Issued at 1138 PM CDT Wed Jun 29 2016

A decaying MCS over central Nebraska will continue southeast
overnight, likely remaining to the west of the TAF sites. Similar
to last night at this time, there is some signal that isolated
showers and storms could develop to the east of the MCS over
eastern Nebraska. Our confidence in this scenario is not high
enough to make mention in the TAFs, though trends will be
monitored. Otherwise, a cold front will advance south through the
area on Thursday with a chance for isolated thunderstorms along
it. The highest probability of occurrence appears to be at KOMA
and KLNK where have included a PROB30 group during the late
afternoon into early evening. Outside of increasing mid and high-
level clouds, expect prevailing VFR conditions.


.OAX Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


SHORT TERM...Boustead
LONG TERM...Boustead
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