Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Billings MT
309 PM MDT Mon May 29 2017

.SHORT TERM...valid for Tue and Wed...

Dominant upper level ridge moving into the area with weak surface
high pressure over Dakotas. Mostly dry and stable pattern though
isolated showers popping up over snow covered terrain but not
achieving significant depth. Any cells will stay over the higher
terrain and not produce significant moisture. Pattern begins to
shift on Wednesday as the ridge axis shifts east and mixing
increases bringing warmer temperatures. borsum

.LONG TERM...valid for Thu...Fri...Sat...Sun...Mon...

Ridging firmly in place on Thursday will warm temperatures into
the upper 80s and low 90s across the region. These warm
temperatures will accelerate snow melt in the mountains and
foothills, increasing flows along the Yellowstone and Clark`s
Fork. A front moves through the area on Friday bringing scattered
showers and thunderstorms. Despite the frontal passage,
temperatures will remain in the upper 70s to mid 80s through the
weekend which will keep river levels elevated. Another low
pressure system moves into the region by the beginning of next
week increasing our rain chances, but models still diverge
significantly on the intensity and position of this low. Walsh

&&

.AVIATION...

VFR conditions expected through the period. Winds are generally
light except for some gusts this afternoon at SHR and MLS. Walsh
&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMP/POPS...

    Tue     Wed     Thu     Fri     Sat     Sun     Mon
-----------------------------------------------------------
BIL 045/080 048/087 053/088 057/078 052/080 053/081 053/076
    00/U    01/U    11/U    24/T    21/B    11/B    13/T
LVM 040/080 044/085 047/081 048/073 043/077 043/075 043/072
    11/U    11/U    12/T    33/T    20/U    12/T    23/T
HDN 040/079 046/087 049/090 053/080 050/081 051/083 049/079
    00/U    01/U    11/U    24/T    21/B    11/B    12/T
MLS 041/075 043/087 054/091 060/080 053/081 052/082 052/079
    00/U    00/U    00/U    25/T    31/B    11/B    11/B
4BQ 039/075 043/086 051/091 056/080 051/079 051/081 051/079
    00/U    00/U    00/U    25/T    31/B    11/B    11/B
BHK 036/070 039/082 048/087 055/078 050/077 047/078 048/075
    00/U    00/U    01/U    14/T    33/T    21/B    11/B
SHR 039/076 042/084 047/087 052/077 047/078 047/079 047/078
    11/U    11/U    11/U    23/T    31/B    12/T    12/T

&&

.BYZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MT...None.
WY...None.

&&

$$
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