Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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FXUS65 KMSO 260908

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
308 AM MDT Sat Jul 26 2014

.DISCUSSION...High pressure will continue to dominate the weather
pattern for the next few days, keeping dry conditions
persisting and temperatures on a gradual upward trend for the
Northern Rockies. This will provide a very nice weekend for the
area, with the first chances of precipitation not making an
appearance until Monday afternoon at the earliest. Monsoonal
moisture from the Four Corners region will migrate northwards as
is typical for this time of year, bringing about a slight chance for
afternoon and evening thunderstorms across southwest Montana,
central Idaho, and portions of west central Montana. The best
chances for afternoon/evening convection will be Tuesday through
most of the week for the aforementioned locations, with NW Montana
seeing the least amount of moisture.

The cooler than normal temperatures the region has experienced the
past couple of days will seem like a distant memory by Monday, as
temperatures soar back into the mid to upper 90s for much of
western Montana and central Idaho valleys. Depending on cloud
cover and the amount of thunderstorms that develop through the
week, temperatures could cool a few degrees by the time Friday
rolls around, but overall still remain above normal.


.AVIATION...Calm morning winds will give way to only a moderate
afternoon/evening breeze today, which is the only change in
conditions from prior days. Expect sunny skies to persist again
today with overall pleasant flying conditions.




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