Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KMSO 232055

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
255 PM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017


Waves of showers will continue to be present across the Northern
Rockies tonight and early Monday morning. There remains a slight
chance of lightning through this afternoon, however most activity
will remain south and east of the area. Snow levels will be as
low as 5000 feet through Monday morning, however only minor, brief
slush accumulations will develop over mountain passes.

Cool and showery conditions will continue for Monday and Tuesday,
however potential for measurable valley rainfall is diminished
compared to today. Mountain passes will continue to experience
occasional snowfall, however much of it melting on contact.

For the back half of next week, cool and showery conditions will
continue with Wednesday most likely being the rainiest day of the
week. A cooler airmass will move in Thursday into Friday, which
could possibly bring some snow showers to the valleys by the end
of the week. Models are hinting at a brief dry period for next
weekend but confidence is low at this time.



Rain showers will continue to be present near all Northern Rockies
terminals during the next 24 hours. Any showers that develop will
lower ceilings and visibility. There is a low possibility of
thunderstorms along the Continental Divide, in the portion
extending from just east of KBTM southward to just east of KSMN.
Some showers will produce brief wind gusts through 24/0300Z,
mainly near KBTM.



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