Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Omaha/valley NE 
116 PM CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Update... 
issued at 102 PM CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


The morning update held on to some showers and thunderstorms in 
far southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa into early afternoon 
along with a few sprinkles as the middle-level trough continues to work 
it/S way east of the area. Much drier air and northwest winds 
should continue to clear skies from northwest to southeast. 


&& 


Short term...(today through saturday) 
issued at 300 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Rain complex over eastern Nebraska at 07z with radar loop showing 
trend of more easterly movement during the past hour. Cold front 
should continue to work east through the morning with clearing 
skies moving into the area by early afternoon. Weak ridging 
follows behind the the system tonight into Friday with fair and 
mild conditions. 


Upper ridge then builds over the Central Plains Friday night ahead 
of the upper trough moving into the intermountain west. Low 
pressure intensifies over the northeast Colorado on Saturday with 
a warm front developing across Nebraska into northern Missouri 
southern Iowa. Temperatures may climb into the 80s in southern 
parts of the forecast area depending on placement of the front. 
Increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms for the area 
Saturday night as moisture is pulled north ahead of the system and 
upper level forcing begins to move into the region. 


Long term...(saturday night through wednesday) 
issued at 300 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Weather looks to remain unsettled across the region for much of 
the extended period as cut off upper low and associated surface 
low become vertically stacked and take their time moving out of 
the region. Broad upper circulation develops by Wednesday over the 
middle Mississippi Valley with pretty cold air getting pulled into 
the area Wednesday morning. Strong north winds however should 
limit the potential for any frost. 


&& 


Aviation...(18z tafs for kofk...klnk and koma.) 
Issued at 102 PM CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


VFR conditions are forecast for the rest of the period. Northwest 
winds...variable at 10 to 20kts sustained with higher 
gusts...will become light and variable after 00z. 


&& 


Oax watches/warnings/advisories... 
NE...none. 
Iowa...none. 
&& 


$$ 


Update...zapotocny 
short term...fobert 
long term...fobert 
aviation...zapotocny 



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