Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KOAX 110524

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
1124 PM CST Sat Mar 10 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Tuesday)
Issued at 300 PM CST Sat Mar 10 2018

Surface trough was just entering eastern Nebraska at 20Z with
closed upper low over southwest South Dakota. Patchy areas of
precip have been confined to parts of southern Nebraska today but
dry lower levels have prevented much from reaching the ground.
Forecast soundings suggest that lower levels will gradually saturate
through the evening especially north and east of Omaha as the
upper low moves into eastern Nebraska and cold air deepens.
Light snow will spread from northeast Nebraska this evening into
east central Nebraska and southwest Iowa after midnight with
accumulations generally around an inch or less by Sunday morning.
As the upper system moves off Sunday morning, lingering flurries
will end over southeast parts of the area but mostly cloudy
conditions will likely hold through the day. Cool but dry weather
will then prevail through Tuesday as high pressure remains over
the region under persistent cyclonic flow aloft associated with
the upper low over the eastern CONUS.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Saturday)
Issued at 300 PM CST Sat Mar 10 2018

Significant warming still on tap for mid to late week as upper
ridge finally makes it into the plains region. Also some chance
of showers for parts of the area on Friday as another cold front
moves into the central plains. Trend toward wet weather looks to
continue into the weekend.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday night)
Issued at 1124 PM CST Sat Mar 10 2018

Deformation-related-precipitation band from Columbus, NE to
Onawa, IA as of 05z will continue southeast through the area
overnight in conjunction with the parent mid to upper-level
cyclone. KOFK will likely see off-and-on light snow for the next
few hours before ending. At KOMA and KLNK, precipitation will
likely begin as rain in the next hour or so before mixing with and
eventually changing over to snow. Winds will remain brisk from
the northwest with MVFR to IFR ceilings lingering into Sunday.




LONG TERM...Fobert
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