Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KOAX 191722

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
1222 PM CDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Saturday)
Issued at 250 AM CDT Thu Apr 19 2018

Upper low responsible for yesterdays snow and cold was over the
lower Great Lakes at 07Z with a surface ridge axis over the plains
region. As the upper low continues to move east skies will clear
over the area early this morning with high pressure building in
from the north. Warmer temperatures will return for the remainder
of the work week and into the weekend as mid level ridge axis
moves into the area in advance of another strong upper low
approaching the southern Rockies.

This system is expected to pull moisture and an increasing chance
of showers and thunderstorms north across the western high plains
on Friday with some chance of showers reaching parts of eastern
Nebraska Friday night. Rain chances are expected to diminish for
the area on Saturday however, as the system tracks southeast out
of Colorado into the southern plains keeping the better chance of
rain to our south.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 250 AM CDT Thu Apr 19 2018

Spring-like conditions may finally be here to stay for a while as
temperatures trend toward more seasonal levels into next week. Dry
weather will start off the period for Sunday and Monday, but a
cold front will move into the area Monday night and Tuesday with
support from an upper trough over the northern plains. This system
will bring a chance of showers to the area but temperatures will
be warm enough to preclude snow this time around. Dry weather
follows behind the cold front Tuesday night into Wednesday with
temperatures near seasonal levels.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday afternoon)
Issued at 1210 PM CDT Thu Apr 19 2018

VFR conditions at all sites through the TAF period. As a high
pressure sits overhead today, winds will remain light and
variable through the day. Overnight, the high pressure will move
off to the east and light winds will become more easterly, then
southeasterly toward daybreak. A few high clouds may be present
through the day and overnight, however skies are expected to be
mainly clear today.




LONG TERM...Fobert
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