Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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FXUS65 KMSO 290948

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
348 AM MDT Tue Jul 29 2014

.DISCUSSION...Another very warm day is expected for the Northern
Rockies, with daytime highs near or slightly above values observed
yesterday. This afternoon, a push of moisture from the south will set
off a few more afternoon/evening thundershowers across southwest
Montana and central Idaho. Since many of these will be terrain-
driven, a few storms may also pop up over the terrain along the
Continental Divide as well.

The chance for thunderstorm development increases Wednesday
afternoon and evening, as more moisture and instability will be
available to produce more abundant storms. Gusty winds, brief but
heavy rainfall, and plentiful lightning will be the major threats
to those planning on being outdoors.

Unfortunately, it doesn`t seem that we are relieved of this
unsettled, daily pattern of thunderstorm occurring through the
end of the week into the weekend. Mornings will start out quite
pleasant, and temperatures overall will be around normal (or
slightly warmer) through the end of next weekend. The only thing
to watch out for is the development of late-day storms and how
these will impact your plans if you have recreational activities


.AVIATION...Today will be very similar to Monday: the morning
hours will be quite stable, but there will be another threat for
afternoon and evening thunderstorms to impact KSMN and KBTM.
Breezy north winds are possible at KMSO and KGPI late this
afternoon as well. Conditions will clear out shortly after sunset
with winds diminishing area-wide.





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