Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KOAX 162009

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
209 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Friday)
Issued at 208 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

WV imagery this afternoon showing a well amplified upstream ridge
over the Rockies gradually approaching the central CONUS. At the
surface...large area of high pressure was in control over the

Dry forecast in place the next several days leaving temperatures
the main issue to contend with. Meteograms continue to clearly
show a generous warming trend is on tap heading into this weekend
as increasing thkns build in from the west. As of now, looking at
afternoon highs going from the mid/upper 20s on Wednesday to the
low/mid 40s on Thursday, and mid 40s/low 50s by Friday.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 208 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

Both ECM/GFS continue to advertise possible precip event Saturday
night through Sunday evening in association surface low lifting out
of the southern High Plains into the Mid MS Vly region. As of now,
good agreement that brunt of any snow accumulation will be found
over the northern CWA, with a rain or rain/snow mix, generally along
and south of the I-80 corridor. Otherwise, attendant cold front
sliding in will push max temps back down into the low/mid 30s
next Sunday and Monday.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon)
Issued at 1126 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

Expect some lingering MVFR ceilings at OMA for the next hour or
so, then clearing skies. Winds will diminish and turn southerly




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