Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KMSO 242027

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
227 PM MDT Wed Aug 24 2016

.DISCUSSION...A relatively cool northwest flow with a little below
normal temperatures is expected into Friday. Local frost is also
expected in the higher valleys (typical cold spots) of western
Montana and north central Idaho. Weak weather disturbances will
also occasionally shift across the area with the main shower
threat along the Continental Divide.

A drier and warmer westerly flow is expected to develop over the
weekend with temperatures returning to near normal values.

There is a fair amount of uncertainty next week, but the models
are generally showing a trough of low pressure developing over the
Northwest U.S. Although models are not depicting a lot of
moisture yet, the pattern does support a slight increase in the
precipitation threat. As such we have started to trend the
precipitation probabilities upward.


.AVIATION...Showers will remain in the vicinity of KGPI, KMSO, and
KBTM into the evening. The atmosphere should stabilize overnight
with partial clearing. Local stratus and patchy valley fog is
possible by morning in western Montana.



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