Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KBYZ 252103

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Billings MT
303 PM MDT THU AUG 25 2016

.SHORT TERM...valid for Fri and Sat...

Tonight should be a quiet night for most of the area. The
mountains will still have a slight chance of some rain, with some
higher elevation snowfall. Any snowfall should be light. Tomorrow,
as the last of the energy from the trough departs the area, there
will be some scattered showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures
will be a little a little warmer, generally in the the mid 70s.

Saturday will be a dry day across the area. Flow aloft will become
rather zonal which will introduce some downslope winds. As such
expecting temperatures to be higher. Highs will be in the mid 80s
across much of the area. Reimer

.LONG TERM...valid for Sun...Mon...Tue...Wed...Thu...

Zonal flow takes over this weekend with ridging building
northward over southeastern Montana. Southwesterly flow in the
low-levels will advect warmer and drier air into the region
heading into the week. Tuesday looks particularly dry with
widespread humidity values in the mid teens possible. Highs in the
upper 80s and low 90s will prevail through the period. Models
currently show a southerly impulse ejecting northeastward over
Idaho on Wednesday although they have not been handling this
portion of the forecast period particularly well in recent runs.
Bumped up to a slight chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday
afternoon to account for this trend in the models and will
continue to monitor to see if further increases are warranted.
Walsh &&


Some VCTS and mountain obscurations possible at Livingston
late this afternoon. Expecting conditions to remain VFR at all
sites through the period. Walsh



    Fri     Sat     Sun     Mon     Tue     Wed     Thu
BIL 050/074 051/085 057/090 056/088 058/089 058/088 056/084
    13/T    20/B    01/B    11/U    11/U    12/T    21/B
LVM 041/072 044/083 050/088 048/088 050/088 050/086 049/084
    13/T    10/B    01/U    11/U    11/U    12/T    21/B
HDN 048/076 047/086 055/091 055/090 057/092 057/090 054/087
    13/T    20/U    00/U    11/U    11/U    12/T    21/B
MLS 051/076 051/085 057/092 058/090 059/092 060/092 059/087
    13/T    20/U    00/U    11/U    11/U    12/T    22/W
4BQ 050/073 050/085 056/090 057/091 059/092 059/093 058/088
    23/T    21/U    00/U    00/U    11/U    11/U    22/W
BHK 048/073 048/081 054/089 055/088 057/089 057/089 055/084
    13/T    31/U    00/U    11/U    11/U    11/B    11/B
SHR 046/072 046/084 052/090 052/089 053/090 054/090 054/087
    23/T    21/U    01/U    11/U    11/U    11/B    11/B




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