Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
329 AM MDT MON MAY 30 2016

.DISCUSSION...Showers have lingered overnight as the trough and
continues its progression to the east. This low pressure system
is still forecast to bring precipitation to locations along the
Divide and particularly to Glacier National Park. Snow levels in
Glacier NP and along the Divide are still on track to lower to
around 6500 feet today. The rest of north central Idaho and
western Montana will have below average temperatures, breezy
winds, and a few showers today.

High pressure will begin to build into north central Idaho and
western Montana on Tuesday which will be the start of a warming
and drying trend. High temperatures are forecast to be right
around normal on Tuesday and about 10 degrees above normal for

A weak disturbance is anticipated to flatten the ridge of high
pressure on Thursday. This disturbance will primarily cause an
increase in clouds and gusty westerly winds. The strongest winds
are expected during the afternoon and evening hours.

The ridge of high pressure will steadily strengthen over the
western United States through the weekend cause hot and dry
conditions. Temperatures could easily approach the upper 80s and
low 90s for most valley locations by Sunday.


.AVIATION...Showers and isolated lightning strikes have lingered
early this morning in western Montana with the trough that
continues to pass through the region. The low pressure center is
forecast to pass east of the Divide and wrap moisture into
locations along the Continental Divide. Cloud cover and showers
can be expected with the wrap around moisture through today and
tonight. Model guidance are also showing a westerly and
northwesterly pressure gradient to develop today so increased
westerly type winds can be planned for throughout north central
Idaho and western Montana.



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