Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
247 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...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon)
Issued at 1155 AM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018

Previous thinking is on track. Expect deteriorating conditions as
deeper moisture moves in from the west with showers. Ceilings may
drop to MVFR or possibly IFR tonight into Wednesday morning. Did
not mention IFR visibilities at this point, but possible tonight.


&&

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

$$

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



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