• Currently

    Reported at Lexington, Jim Kelly Field Airport, NE
    2:35 PM CST SAT MAY 27 2017
  • 66°F19°C
  • Overcast
  • Feels Like:66°F19°CDew Point:54°F12°CHumidity:64% Winds:NNW 15 mph G 1824 kph G 29Pressure:29.97 in1015 hPaVisibility:10.00 miles16090.00 meters
  • Area Forecast Discussion

259 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Sunday)
Issued at 253 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

Skies have remained clear over most of central Nebraska through
early afternoon, with some afternoon cumulus only starting to
develop now. We`ve seen a few lapse-rate driven showers try to
develop here and there, and I expect that there will be a few more
this afternoon and evening. That said, most locations will stay dry,
and the threat for thunder/lightning looks minimal at this point.
Skies will clear out tonight as lows drop into the upper 40s and low

Tomorrow will be a seasonably pleasant day as we remain in quiet
northwesterly flow. Expect highs in the upper 70s, with a northwest
wind at 10 to 20 MPH with gusts to around 25 MPH.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday night through Saturday)
Issued at 253 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

Relatively quiet and pleasant weather will continue through
Memorial Day into Tuesday. Slight chances for showers and
thunderstorms do creep into north-central Kansas Monday evening
through the daytime Tuesday though. This looks to be primarily
driven by a weak wave intersecting a weak boundary stalled across
the state of Kansas.

Dry conditions return for the entirety of the CWA for Tuesday
night through the daytime Wednesday, but our next good chance for
rain/storms arrives Wednesday evening and overnight. There is a
very subtle wave at H500, but the highest chances will likely be
as the LLJ ramps up Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

The GFS keeps us in a pretty amplified pattern and has continued
chances for rain and thunderstorms through Thursday and Friday, but
the Euro is notably drier. As such, the model consensus is for
slight PoPs through the end of the work week into early next


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z KGRI/KEAR TAFS through 18Z Sunday)
Issued at 1208 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

VFR conditions are expected through the TAF period. Cloud cover is
expected to increase this afternoon and there is a slight chance
for a few light showers, but this probability is too low to
include in the TAFs. Otherwise, expect north-northeasterly winds
to gust to around 15 kts this afternoon. Expect skies to clear out
once again this evening.




SHORT TERM...Mangels
LONG TERM...Mangels