Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Omaha/Valley, NE

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FXUS63 KOAX 041740
AFDOAX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
1240 PM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 240 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

TRANQUIL WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE PERIOD AS UPPER
RIDGE DOMINATES ACROSS THE REGION.

LITTLE IN THE WAY OF ACTIVE WEATHER EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY WITH
TEMPERATURES WARMING DAY TO DAY AS RIDGE AXIS SHIFTS EAST ACROSS
THE PLAINS REGION. A COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO DROP SOUTH ACROSS
THE LOWER MISSOURI VALLEY THIS MORNING WITH HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING
INTO THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON. AREA WILL REMAIN UNDER WEAK
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE THROUGH THURSDAY WITH SOUTH WINDS INCREASING
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY AS THE HIGH MOVES FURTHER SOUTH INTO
THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL BE MOVING
SOUTH ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS ON FRIDAY APPROACHING THE
NORTHERN NEBRASKA BORDER BY FRIDAY EVENING.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 240 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

THE ABOVE MENTIONED COLD FRONT WILL BE MOVING INTO NEBRASKA FRIDAY
NIGHT BRINGING SOME CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE
AREA OVER MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND AS THE FRONT SLOWLY SETTLES SOUTH
TOWARD KANSAS. THE FRONT WILL HELP FOCUS CONVECTION DURING THIS
TIME AS A SERIES OF SHORT WAVES MOVE INTO THE REGION IN ADVANCE OF
THE CLOSED UPPER LOW OVER THE SOUTHWEST. THE CHANCE OF STORMS WILL
THEN EXTEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AS THE UPPER LOW ITSELF FINALLY
MOVES INTO THE REGION.

&&

.AVIATION...(18Z TAFS FOR KOMA...KLNK...KOFK THROUGH 18Z THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 1239 PM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE TAF CYCLE...WITH A FEW
AFTERNOON CU AROUND 5KFT BUT OTHERWISE CLEAR SKIES. NORTH TO
NORTHWEST WINDS AT AROUND 12-15KT WILL RELAX TO LIGHT AND VARIABLE
AROUND SUNSET...CONTINUING INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NE...NONE.
IA...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...FOBERT
LONG TERM...FOBERT
AVIATION...MAYES


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