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April starts with an active weather pattern
Posted at 12:11 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 13:11:06-04

After what felt like a full year, March 2020 is finally over and (no joke) April is finally here. Let’s take a look at what April weather is in store for us.

First, the April averages. Omaha’s average high for April is 64 degrees with an average low of 40 degrees. It’s finally feeling more like spring! However, we usually tack on just a little more snow during the month, an average of just one inch. Typically, we receive almost three inches of rain during April.

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From the Climate Prediction Center, there’s not a clear signal for Nebraska as to whether we’ll see above or below average temperatures for the month. Areas to our east will likely be above average while areas to our west will likely be below average.

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As far as precipitation for the month, most of Nebraska and Iowa will likely see slightly above average totals. On the plus side, hopefully it means these April showers will bring May flowers! (I had to say it.) Again, snow is still possible, which some of us will even see Friday morning, April 3rd.

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April certainly starts off warm, but thanks to a cold front, temperatures will drop below average for a couple of days before warming up once again. This is the same cold front which will bring snow to parts of the area Friday morning.

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While most of the first seven days of April will be warmer than average, the latest CPC outlook for April 8-14th shows no clear signal of whether temperatures will be warmer or cooler than average.

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However, the active weather pattern will continue during that time frame with the CPC precipitation outlook showing the likelihood of wetter than normal conditions.

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