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000 FXUS63 KOAX 251955 AFDOAX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE 255 PM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018 .SHORT TERM...
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(Tonight through Saturday) Issued at 245 PM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018 Slowly eroding cloud layer was located over the south half of the area at 19Z with a closed upper low over central KS. As this upper low continues its slow track to the south clouds will clear from north to south across southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa into the early evening. Mostly clear skies will prevail for most of the overnight period before clouds increase again toward morning in advance of another upper tough and cold front. This system will track rapidly southeast across the area on Thursday with a small chance of spotty showers. Winds, however, will be the main feature in the weather on Thursday as they shift to the northwest behind the front with gusts to around 30 mph. High pressure then settles over the region Thursday night with winds becoming light and variable and skies mostly clear. These conditions may result in some patchy frost early Friday morning for parts of the area, mainly in the north. Dry and mild weather is in store for both Friday and Saturday as high pressure dominates the weather pattern over the region. An extended period of Spring-like conditions will finally make an appearance over the weekend and continue into early next week. .LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Wednesday) Issued at 245 PM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018 A more active spring pattern is expected to develop through early next week across the region. Increasing moist south flow will develop across the plains region on Sunday and continue into Monday as a strong upper trough over the western CONUS begins to eject several shortwave troughs into the central plains. This will bring a chance of thunderstorms to the region Sunday night and again Monday night and Tuesday as a cold front moves through the area. The front may stall near the southeast Nebraska border Tuesday into Wednesday with an additional chance of thunderstorms during that time. This may result in some significant rains for areas near the stalled frontal boundary.
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&& .AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Thursday afternoon) Issued at 1234 PM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018 VFR conditions are expected throughout the TAF cycle. Clouds will continue to clear from north to south in the first few hours of the TAF period at KOMA and KLNK. && .OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NE...None. IA...None. && $$ SHORT TERM...Fobert LONG TERM...Fobert AVIATION...Kern is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.