Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Omaha/Valley, NE
AWUS83 KOAX 282018
Weather Summary for Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
318 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017
Widespread rain, and some areas of snow, overspread eastern Nebraska
and southwest Iowa Friday morning, and by mid afternoon had begun to
taper off. At 3 PM, spotty rain showers were noted in northeast
Nebraska and parts of west central Iowa, generally north of a line
from David City to Onawa. Some patchy drizzle was also seen along
Interstate 80 from Lincoln through Omaha and Council Bluffs. The snow
that fell in northeast Nebraska fell fast enough to cover the ground
with an inch or two around Noon, but by mid afternoon most of that
had melted away with ground and air temperatures above freezing.
Temperatures at 3 o`clock ranged from the upper 30s near Columbus,
Albion and Norfolk, to the lower and middle 40s elsewhere across
eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa.
The low pressure system causing the precipitation across Nebraska and
Iowa this afternoon will weaken as it lifts north and east tonight.
Areas of rain are likely this evening across Iowa before dissipating.
Attention then turns to a large low pressure system gathering near
the Four Corners region. A stream of moisture ahead of this system
will continue to spread into the Plains tonight and Saturday,
bringing widespread showers and a few thunderstorms initially to
Kansas this evening, then into southern Nebraska and much of
Missouri overnight. Also of note is a cold front extending across
southern Missouri which will focus thunderstorms there, bringing some
severe weather and flooding to that region.
During the day Saturday, rain is forecast to spread north into most
of Nebraska and Iowa, while continuing in Kansas and Missouri. Some
snow is likely in western Kansas and southwest Nebraska as well.
Outside of any precipitation tonight and Saturday, cloudy skies and
cool temperatures are forecast. Expect lows by Saturday morning to
range from the middle 20s in western South Dakota and western
Nebraska, to the 50s in central Missouri. Highs Saturday afternoon
should only reach the low to mid 40s in most of Nebraska and Iowa,
with some 50s expected in South Dakota where precipitation chances