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518 FXUS63 KOAX 250445 AFDOAX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE 1145 PM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018 .SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Friday) Issued at 245 PM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018 Area of light rain was spreading across eastern Nebraska at 19Z in advance of a mid level trough dropping out of the northern plains. Models track this system slowly south into the southern plains tonight through Wednesday. Area should see some beneficial rainfall tonight and Wednesday as this system moves across the area, although amounts will generally be less than half an inch. A second upper trough and associated cold front will move into the northern plains Wednesday night, reaching the mid and lower Missouri Valley on Thursday. Scattered showers will be possible for the area again with this system during the day Thursday but amounts will be on the light side due to its fast movement. Gusty north to northwest winds will follow behind the front Thursday before diminishing quickly Thursday evening as high pressure builds into the region. With clearing skies and light winds developing overnight some patchy frost is possible early Friday morning, especially over northern parts of the area. Temperatures warm quickly on Friday, reaching the mid and upper 60s, as the high drops south into the southern plains. .LONG TERM...(Friday night through Tuesday) Issued at 245 PM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018 Dry and mild weather will continue through through most of the weekend as mid level ridging moves over the region. By Sunday night and into early next week some chance of spotty showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast as gulf moisture spreads north and a series of weak shortwave troughs move across the area ahead of another strong longwave trough over the western CONUS. && .AVIATION...
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(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night) Issued at 1140 PM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018 Showers affecting all three TAF sites, ending at KOFK by 12z, 16z at KOMA and 18z at KLNK. MVFR ceilings at KLNK until the rain clears the area, and may see temporary conditions at KOFK. Northerly winds 10-12 knots.
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&& .OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NE...None. IA...None. && $$ SHORT TERM...Fobert LONG TERM...Fobert AVIATION...DeWald

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