Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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FXUS65 KMSO 280948

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
348 AM MDT Mon Jul 28 2014

.DISCUSSION...The beginning of the day will be quite pleasant with
another warm afternoon on tap. Today and Tuesday will be the
warmest days this week, with temperatures ranging well into the
90s across the region. Moisture streaming northward and into the
area from the Desert Southwest will combine with destabilizing
afternoon conditions to provide a small threat for thunderstorms
across central Idaho (mainly the Salmon/Leadore area) and southwest
Montana. This threat will enhance each afternoon through the week,
with Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons looking the most favorable
for afternoon storm development. All of this will occur with the
ridge of high pressure still well in place over the western U.S. -
with the expectation of unsettled afternoon/evening conditions
continuing Thursday right into the weekend. Plan for scattered to
widespread thunderstorms, none of which are expected to be severe
at this time.


.AVIATION...Predominantly light winds and mostly clear skies are
expected again today. One exception will be moisture streaming
northward from the Desert Southwest, which will provide a small
threat for afternoon and evening thunderstorms, mainly impacting
KSMN and perhaps KBTM. A north wind will kick up in the late
afternoon and bring about some gusty winds, impacting KMSO.
Conditions will clear out shortly after sunset with winds





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