Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KMSO 161952

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
152 PM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

A generally dry and somewhat breezy pattern is expected for the
remainder of the week into the weekend. Area wildfires may become
more active Thursday and Friday resulting in increased smoke
impacts. For late Sunday into Monday and the total eclipse of the
sun, some monsoon moisture is now forecast to push into east
central Idaho and southwest Montana which could result in cloudiness
and thunderstorms. Other areas of western Idaho and west central
Montana should remain clear and dry.

For late next week, the door appears to be open for a cool and
wet weather system to come down from Alaska into the Pacific
Northwest. Just ahead of this system, thunderstorm chances and
winds may increase mid-week over the northern Rockies. /ss


.AVIATION...Expect areas of wildfire smoke this evening into
Thursday near KMSO. Otherwise a dry weather disturbance will move
across northwest Montana between 17/0000z and 17/1500z resulting
in mid-level clouds.



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