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000 FXUS63 KOAX 282030 AFDOAX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE 330 PM CDT WED SEP 28 2016 .SHORT TERM...
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(tonight through Saturday) Issued at 243 PM CDT WED SEP 28 2016 Quiet weather continues in the short term with the upper low to our east continuing to spin across the Ohio Valley. The western edge of the clouds have affected western Iowa today, The big question is how far west the moisture associated with the clouds can move west overnight, and whether any clouds would develop from that. Will mainly have clouds impacting western Iowa, with not much development across eastern NE. Another cool night tonight in the 40s and again Thursday night. Highs Thursday again in the upper 60s, but then lower 70s for Friday and Saturday. Could see a few more mid/high clouds Saturday, but dry weather continues with light winds through the period. .LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Wednesday) Issued at 243 PM CDT WED SEP 28 2016 Weak ridging across the Plains early in the period. ECMWF still hints at a weak disturbance possible underneath the ridge Sunday into Sunday night, but the GFS has backed off off on any precip. Will maintain slight chance pops that were already in the forecast but confidence is low. Then southwesterly flow develops aloft, with breezy southerly surface flow. This should help boost temps back into the 75-80 range Monday into Tuesday. Rain chances back into the forecast Monday night into Tuesday, then Tuesday night into Wednesday as a cold front moves into the area. Cooler Wednesday behind the front with temps back to normal in the lower 70s.
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&& .AVIATION...(18Z TAFS for KOFK...KLNK and KOMA.) Issued at 1230 PM CDT WED SEP 28 2016 Weak high pressure ridge will be over the area through the forecast period. Low clouds with ceilings of 2000 feet over western Iowa are not expected to reach KOMA. By this evening, skies are expected to become clear at KOFK, KOMA, and KLNK after 04Z with light winds. && .OAX Watches/Warnings/Advisories... NE...None. IA...None. && $$ SHORT TERM...DeWald LONG TERM...DeWald AVIATION...Smith

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