Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
206 PM MDT Sat May 27 2017

.DISCUSSION...A ridge building over the region is keeping
convection around the area limited to clouds, but some showers
over the mountains are possible this afternoon. Thunderstorms are
not expected. The next several days will be pleasant with slightly
warming temperatures each day. Some mountain showers are possible
each day, especially along the Continental Divide.

Models agree that the ridge will break down Wednesday night or
Thursday, though they disagree on how that will happen.
Regardless, the chance of showers and thunderstorms will increase
significantly Wednesday night and Thursday with a very mild cool
down after that.

Rivers remain high, but the lack of significant wide spread rain
will prevent most rivers from flooding, though the Salmon River
near Salmon in Lemhi County Idaho and the North Fork Flathead
River near Columbia Falls are being monitored closely.


.AVIATION...Fair flying conditions expected today throughout the
region. There will be some isolated showers developing in the
terrain along the Continental Divide, but not expected to impact
aviation terminals.



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