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Forecast: Sunny, 63, windy today in Omaha area

Forecast: Sunny, 63, windy today in Omaha area

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UPDATE ( noon)

* A red-flag warning, meaning conditions are ripe for wildfires, was issued today for extreme northeast Nebraska due to high winds and low relative humidity.

* The latest Omaha-area forecast, according to the National Weather Service Office in Valley, Nebraska:

Today — Sunny with a high near 63, west-northwest winds gusting to 25 mph and a 10 percent chance of showers after 5 p.m.

Tonight — Mostly clear with a low around 32 and a 10 percent chance of showers before 7 p.m.

Wednesday — Sunny with a high near 55.

Wednesday night — Mostly clear with a low around 37.

Thursday — Sunny with a high near 62.

Thursday night — Mostly cloudy with a low around 46 and a 20 percent chance of showers after 1 a.m.

Friday — Mostly cloudy with a high near 59 and a 40 percent chance of showers.

Friday night — Mostly cloudy with a low around 43 and a chance of showers.

Saturday — Partly sunny with a high near 60 and a slight chance of showers.

Saturday night — Partly cloudy with a low around 42.

Sunday — Partly sunny with a high near 62 and a chance of showers.

Sunday Night — Mostly cloudy with a low around 47 and a slight chance of showers.

Monday — Mostly sunny with a high near 68 and a slight chance of showers.

* * *

Get the mower out, the rain has done its job.

Over the weekend, the Omaha metro area received about 1.50 inches in steady rainfall, enough to catch the city up on precipitation for the spring and within about a half-inch of being caught up for the year.

With the rain came the intense emerald green of newly growing spring lawns, though it proved a spoiler for many people planning outdoor activities.

In the meantime, a cool week is ahead. Highs are forecast in the upper 50s and low 60s for most of this week, along with overnight lows in the mid-30s, according to the National Weather Service.

Dave Eastlack, meteorologist with the weather service, said the cool air is being drawn into the Midlands by an upper-air low pressure system positioned over the Great Lakes.

Today, forecasters called for a high near 57 and northwest winds gusting to 35 mph.

Those high winds, combined with low relative humidity in some locations, led to a red-flag warning being issued for today in northeast Nebraska. The warning means conditions are ripe for wildfires.

Also, a wind advisory was issued for a narrow stretch of Nebraska north of Omaha along the Missouri River and for most parts of western Iowa.

Sunny skies are forecast Tuesday and Wednesday, with clouds possibly moving back in on Thursday.

For now, forecasting models are indicating that the best chance for rain this weekend is Friday night into Saturday, Eastlack said. Generally, it’s still too early to be confident when and where rain will fall.

Warmer weather could arrive late in the weekend into early next week, he said.

The latest Omaha-area forecast, according to the weather service:

Tuesday — Sunny with a high near 61 and northwest winds gusting to 25 mph.

Tuesday night — Partly cloudy with a low around 36.

Wednesday — Sunny with a high near 57.

Wednesday night — Partly cloudy with a low around 36.

Thursday — Mostly sunny with a high near 59.

Thursday night — Partly cloudy with a low around 42.

Friday — Mostly cloudy with a high around 57 and a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

 

Weekend rainfall

Precipitation for Friday through Sunday, in inches

Ashland, 0.95

Bennington, 1.45

Council Bluffs, 1.40

Falls City, 0.72

Lincoln, 0.80

Little Sioux, 1.22

Norfolk, 0.55

Omaha, 1.43

Papillion, 1.59

Tekamah, 1.54

Valley, 0.76

Source: National Weather Service, Council Bluffs Airport

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