Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
235 PM MDT Sat Jul 23 2016

.DISCUSSION...Significantly quieter weather around the Northern
Rockies today compared to yesterday. The system that brought the
wind and rain to the region has moved off to the east leaving the
region under westerly flow aloft. Westerly winds will continue
this afternoon and evening with gusts up to 15 mph. While the
majority of the region will be under fair weather cumulus.

A ridge of high pressure will build over the region Sunday into
the Monday causing a warming trend. Temperatures should be running
5 degrees above normal by Monday with many locations in the 80s
and 90s. The low valleys of north central Idaho could be
approaching the century mark once again on Monday.

The models are hinting at a weak disturbance skirting along the
Canadian border on Tuesday. This feature could cause a few showers
and thunderstorms across northwest Montana. While temperatures
remain above normal for this time of year.

Another weak disturbance makes its way across the region on
Wednesday which will increase the coverage of shower activity
especially across northwest Montana and along the Divide. Then a
ridge builds back over the area by the end of the week keeping the
region warm and dry.


.AVIATION...Cumulus clouds will continue to develop across
Northern Rockies this afternoon and evening with gusty westerly
winds mixing to the surface. Both the winds and clouds will
diminish after sunset this evening. Fair flying conditions are
anticipated into Sunday.



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