Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
440 AM MDT Sat Aug 27 2016

.DISCUSSION...A warm and breezy day is expected today across
western Montana and central Idaho. Area lakes and broad valleys are
expected to see southwest to west winds of 10-20 mph with gusts of
25 mph. Also due to the warm and breezy weather, a Red Flag
Warning is in effect for the Hells Canyon and Camas Prairie areas
in central Idaho. Western Montana will also see increased fire
danger today, but not as critical as last weekend, and a red flag
warning was not issued. A few light showers are expected near the
Canadian border and around Glacier Park this evening.

Weather on Sunday will be fairly similar to today but with
temperatures a few degrees cooler and winds slightly weaker.
Overall, a fairly pleasant Sunday is expected but we could see
some smoke in the valleys from area fires.

For the first half of next week, hot temperatures will return with
highs in the upper 80s to 90s once again for valleys across
western Montana and central Idaho. By the middle of next week, a
trough will move into the Pacific Northwest, which will lead to
scattered showers and thunderstorms across the region. Stay tuned
for more details.


.AVIATION...Mid to high level clouds will be present for most of
the day today. Winds are expected to become breezy after 27/1800Z
with wind gusts up to 25 knots possible at area terminals. Winds
are expected to gradually diminish around sunset time. A few light
showers will approach the Canadian border region during the
afternoon and evening, with locally lower ceilings associated
with those.


ID...Red Flag Warning from 1 PM this afternoon to 9 PM PDT this
     evening Palouse/Hells Canyon.


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