Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Omaha/Valley, NE
AWUS83 KOAX 290846
Weather Summary for Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
346 AM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017
An area of rain moved north from Kansas into southeast Nebraska
Tuesday evening, then spread north and east across most of the rest
of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa after midnight. Some moderate
rains were noted in southeast Nebraska, generally south of the
Beatrice area. A cool northeast wind of 5 to 15 mph accompanied the
rain, keeping temperatures in the middle and upper 40s through 4 AM.
The low pressure system bringing rain to eastern Nebraska and
southwest Iowa was emerging from the Texas panhandle early in the
morning, and is forecast to move into eastern Kansas late this
afternoon, then into northern Missouri by Thursday morning. A
continued northward feed of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will
interact with the low to produce widespread precipitation in much of
Mid America. Strong thunderstorms are possible today from eastern
Kansas into central Missouri, with rain to the north and west from
Iowa through eastern and central Nebraska and into western Kansas.
Most of these same areas will see continued rains overnight, with a
possible mix with light snow on the northwest fringe of the rain in
central and northeast Nebraska.
To the north and west of the rain, skies will be cloudy today with a
gradual decrease in clouds tonight in western Nebraska. Temperatures
this afternoon are forecast to remain in the mid and upper 40s across
most of Iowa, Nebraska and western Kansas, with 50s and 60s expected
in eastern Kansas and Missouri. Lows tonight should fall back into
the 30s in most of Nebraska, northern Iowa and western Kansas, but
hold in the 40s if not lower 50s in Missouri.