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FXUS63 KOAX 022334

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
634 PM CDT Tue Jun 2 2020

...Updated Aviation Forecast Discussion...

Issued at 331 PM CDT Tue Jun 2 2020

Today and Tonight:
Temperatures across the area are at or above 90F. There still is
time for a little more warming. Heat indexes along the
Nebraska/South Dakota border are likely to approach 100F. A warm
elevated mixed layer across the area is in place and may hold long
enough to hinder severe weather development. The elevated mixed
layer will erode as a slow moving cold front (currently located
across central South Dakota down into central Nebraska extending
into the panhandle) moves across the area. Strong instability will
be in place as weak front approaches the area. Mixed Layer CAPE
values will be in excess of 3000 J/kg which could lead to a few
intense, but short lived storms. With low level lapse rates near 9
C/km and downdraft CAPE values above 1000 J/kg, strong winds would
be the most likely severe weather threat. Convective allowing
models (CAMs) show a severe weather threat in eastern Nebraska
beginning near 7 pm. A lack of strong shear and the loss of
maximum day time heating means the severe weather threat will
likely end by a 10 pm. After 10, rain showers associated with the
front are expected to move from northeast Nebraska into southeast
Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

Overnight low temperatures will range from 63F in Norfolk to 70F
in Falls City. With the passage of the cold front from the
previous day, high temperatures will be about 7 to 10 degrees
cooler than the day before. The SPC has a portion of the forecast
area in a marginal risk for severe weather with hail and wind as
the primary threats. The cold front is expected to stall over
Kansas and could even move back into southern Nebraska. That
stalled front could lead to a precipitation chance over southern
Nebraska. Another area concern will be northeast Nebraska as an
upper level shortwave clips the area. High instability is expected
with surface based CAPE above 3000 J/kg. If precipitation can
overcome the elevated mixed layer, severe weather will be

The SPC has the entire forecast area in a slight risk for severe
weather. Strengthening of the ridge will allow for advection of a
warmer, more moist air mass into the area. An unstable environment
combined with expected strong shear and a shortwave coming off of
the Rocky Mountains could lead to a more widespread severe weather
threat for eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

Friday through Tuesday:
Outside of a slight chance on Saturday, the weekend is looking
mostly rain free. The upper level ridge will slowly start to move
to the east as an upper level low moves onto the West Coast.
Temperatures will won`t vary by much over the weekend and will
likely be in the 85 to 94 degree range. Tuesday is the first
opportunity for a break from 90 degree temperatures. Medium range
guidance differs greatly this far out so there is little
confidence in any specific solution.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Wednesday evening)
Issued at 633 PM CDT Tue Jun 2 2020

VFR conditions will prevail through the forecast period.




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