Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
325 AM MDT Sun Jul 24 2016

.DISCUSSION...High pressure will build over the Northern Rockies
today into Monday leading to dry and warmer weather. Seasonable
daytime temperatures today will warm to about 5 degrees above
normal by Monday, leading to highs in the 90s for many valleys.
Some mid-level moisture working across Southwest Montana on Monday
afternoon may lead to isolated weak thunderstorms, otherwise it
will continue to be dry for most areas.

A more westerly flow pattern will set up across the Northern
Rockies Tuesday and into Thursday, which will keep temperatures
more seasonable. Temperatures will primarily run in the upper 80s
and low 90s for western Montana valleys, and in the upper 90s for
the valleys of north-central Idaho.

A weak shortwave trough moving through the westerly flow will
introduce scattered showers and thunderstorms to northwestern
Montana and along the Continental Divide Tuesday and Wednesday
afternoons. These thunderstorms are not expected to be severe, but
can`t rule out a couple strong storms producing small hail, gusty
winds, and brief heavy rainfall. Sensitive areas, such as the
Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park, could be impacted
by brief heavy rain. So, keep an eye to the sky and forecast the
next couple days as we iron out the finer details.


.AVIATION...VFR flying conditions are anticipated through Monday
morning. High pressure will lead to light winds with only a few
high and mid level clouds.



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