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000 FXUS63 KOAX 280259 AFDOAX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE 959 PM CDT TUE SEP 27 2016 .SHORT TERM...(tonight through Friday) Issued at 204 PM CDT TUE SEP 27 2016 Quiet weather continues in the short term. A weak subtle cool front will settle into the area tonight, which will bring cooler temps for Wednesday and Thursday. Highs Wednesday will only reach the mid to upper 60s, with highs Thursday in the upper 60s to around 70. We could see a brief period of clouds in the morning as the edge of clouds currently across MN works southward. These clouds appear to just give us a glancing blow across northern and eastern sections of the forecast area before pulling to the east. Slightly warmer temperatures in the lower 70s are forecast for Friday, but with continued clear skies. .LONG TERM...(Friday night through Tuesday) Issued at 204 PM CDT TUE SEP 27 2016 Quiet weather continues Saturday with another near perfect day with highs in the lower 70s, low humidity and light winds. We may start to see rain chances increase by Sunday as a weak impulse moves off the High Plains. Models begin to diverge on the details of the forecast by Monday and Tuesday though, with GFS bringing a front into the area Monday night, with all precip east of the area by Tuesday. Meanwhile, the ECMWF holds off the front until Tuesday. Thus, will have precip chances essentially both days, with low confidence this far out. && .AVIATION...(06Z TAFS for KOFK...KLNK and KOMA.) Issued at 959 PM CDT TUE SEP 27 2016 VFR conditions are likely through the TAF cycle at KOFK and KLNK. At KOMA, a bank of stratus in MN/IA may sneak westward just enough to affect the site for a few hours in the morning. Have noticed intermittent visibility restrictions across the region; am uncertain if the cause is smoke, crop-harvest dust, or haze, but in any case, have opted to keep VFR visibility at all sites, as any restrictions have been intermittent. Winds will remain northwesterly to northerly at around 5-10kt. && .OAX Watches/Warnings/Advisories... NE...None. IA...None. && $$ SHORT TERM...DeWald LONG TERM...DeWald AVIATION...Mayes is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.