Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
224 PM MDT Fri Jul 25 2014

.DISCUSSION...Gusty westerly winds will persist the rest of the
afternoon and evening, especially across northwest Montana. Both
the wind and scattered clouds will diminish after sunset this
evening. A ridge of high pressure will build over the region this
weekend causing hot and dry conditions. Temperatures should be back
into the upper 80`s and 90`s by Sunday.

The beginning of next week the ridge of high pressure will begin
to migrate eastward introducing a warm southwest flow to western
Montana and central Idaho. This setup will help bring monsoonal
moisture into the region allowing afternoon showers and
thunderstorms to develop by Monday afternoon. At this time
convection will be isolated at most and not very widespread,
mainly in southwestern Montana and central Idaho.

A ridge of high pressure will return by mid week dry things out
once again. Again, by the end of the week the ridge will move off
to the east bringing a southwest flow back to the region and
another threat for showers and thunderstorms. As for temperatures,
expect to see upper 80`s to mid 90`s across the region all week.


.AVIATION...Breezy conditions will persist this afternoon and
evening. Mid level moisture is causing a few cumulus clouds over
northwest Montana. The clouds and winds should diminish after
sunset. A ridge of high pressure builds over the region on
Saturday causing fair flying conditions.




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