Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
219 PM MDT Sun Sep 25 2016

.DISCUSSION...Increased moisture in the atmosphere today has lead
to some rather pesky cloud cover across western Montana. Because
of this, temperatures may not get to their full potential, unless
clouds begin to break up. By later this evening, much drier air
will help dissipate any lingering cloud cover, and lead to the
potential for frost in many valleys overnight tonight.

For the week ahead, dry conditions and warming temperatures will
be the dominant pattern through Friday. For most of the week,
temperatures will range comfortably in the 70s, with Thursday
having the best chance of being the warmest day of the week. Valleys
in north central Idaho, such as Riggins eastward through the
Salmon River corridor, could see temps reach 80 degrees or
slightly warmer! It`s safe to say: it`s going to be one lovely
week across the Northern Rockies.

By Friday afternoon, a change in conditions will begin, with
conditions destabilizing ahead of the next organized weather
system (expected for the weekend). As a result, there will be the
potential for widespread afternoon thundershowers on Friday, with
the return of cooler and wetter weather through the weekend.


.AVIATION...The center of the upper level ridge axis will be over
western Montana by Monday 26/1800z. Expect clouds to be on the
decrease through then. There is still a chance for fog to develop
in some of the more narrower valleys of north-central Idaho and
western Montana Monday morning, but may remain near river beds.
Other than that, expect dry and clear conditions to start the



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