Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
605 PM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Sunday)
Issued at 250 PM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

Surface cold front was moving into southeast parts of the forecast
area at 19Z and will continue to push quickly southeast through
the rest of the afternoon. Gusty north to northwest winds will
follow behind the front but will diminish during the evening and
become light overnight as high pressure builds into the plains
region.

Rather quiet weather for the area into the weekend with the main
concerns being fire weather potential Friday afternoon as backdoor
cold front drops out of the upper Midwest with increasing north to
northwest winds. Cool temperatures are expected Saturday morning
as high pressure moves into the region with some patchy frost
possible in northern parts of the area. The high moves quickly
east on Saturday with increasing moist southerly flow developing
across the plains region on Sunday. Some isolated showers are
possible Sunday afternoon as warm moist air overspreads the
region, but the better chance of more widespread rain and
thunderstorms will hold off until early next week when strong
dynamics come into the region.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday night through Thursday)
Issued at 250 PM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

As mentioned above, there will be an increasing chance of rain and
thunderstorms for the region during the early part of the week
from Sunday night through Wednesday. A strong upper trough over
the western CONUS will initially eject a series of shortwaves
across the central plains Sunday night and Monday as a cold front
moves into central Nebraska. This front is then expected to
become quasi-stationary over southeast Nebraska Monday night into
Wednesday creating a focus for several rounds of convection and
potential severe weather. Thursday looks to be mainly dry as the
front drops further south and a strong northern stream trough
approaches from central Canada.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Friday evening)
Issued at 605 PM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

Expect VFR conditions through the period. There will be variable
high clouds but any clouds below FL100 should be SCT at most. Winds
will diminish to under 10 knots this evening, then increase from
the northwest or north on Friday.

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Fobert
LONG TERM...Fobert
AVIATION...Miller



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