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993 FXUS63 KOAX 062051 AFDOAX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE 251 PM CST Tue Dec 6 2016 .SHORT TERM...(tonight through Friday) Issued at 245 PM CST Tue Dec 6 2016 Cold high pressure was located over the central plains this afternoon with low pressure over northern Minnesota. Gusty northwest winds were found between these two features but the strongest winds were confined to the northern plains. The Minnesota low will continue to track east across the northern Great Lakes region and into eastern Canada through Thursday while arctic high pressure builds south into the central U.S. Some light snow still looks possible late tonight into Wednesday along the Kansas Nebraska border as a weak short wave trough tracks out of the central Rockies and into the southern Plains Wednesday. Only trace event expected with this snowfall as next surge of cold air pushes in Wednesday and Wednesday night. Subzero wind chills still expected for Wednesday night into Thursday morning with temperatures then moderating into Friday as the high shifts east and south winds return to the region. .LONG TERM...(Friday night through Tuesday) Issued at 245 PM CST Tue Dec 6 2016 Brief warming trend will extend through Saturday in advance of the next upper trough approaching from the northern Rockies. This system will bring another chance of light snow to the region as it tracks east Saturday and Saturday night. Additional intrusions of cold air look to extend into early next week as broad upper trough develops with low amplitude flow indicated across the country. && .AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon) Issued at 1121 AM CST Tue Dec 6 2016 VFR conditions are expected through the period. Gusty northwest winds are expected through the afternoon today with clear skies. The gusts will tend to diminish toward evening, but may tend to linger into the night at KOFK. Overnight and into the day on Wednesday we will see an increase in mid and high level clouds at all 3 sites, but not preciptiation is expected. && .OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NE...None. IA...None. && $$ SHORT TERM...Fobert LONG TERM...Fobert AVIATION... is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.