Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
240 PM MDT Sat Jun 25 2016

.DISCUSSION...The weather across much of the Northern Rockies has
improved from what we saw yesterday, as the low pressure that
brought rain and wind to the region continues to push further
eastward. Locations across northwestern Montana should continue to
see mostly cloud conditions this afternoon, that will keep
afternoon highs noticeable cooler compared to areas around
Missoula and points south through central Idaho. Afternoon winds
are expected to increase through the afternoon and evening, though
not expected to be as strong as yesterday. Glacier National Park
may see off and on showers later today, that will keep
temperatures below normal for this time of the year.

Another weak shortwave of energy will introduce more moisture
tomorrow, with Glacier National Park seeing another round of
afternoon showers. Elsewhere across the region, temperatures will rise
a few degrees from today.

A ridge of high pressure will begin to amplify over the Northern
Rockies Monday and Tuesday, that will allow for afternoon highs to
rise to above normal for this time of year. Some valleys of
western Montana could come close to breaking 90F degrees, with
north-central Idaho climbing into the mid to upper 90`s. Enough
moisture and instability will remain over the region, allowing for
afternoon showers and thunderstorms, though what does develop may
stay more anchored to the terrain.

For later next week into the holiday weekend, a typical summer
weather pattern appears to continue. Afternoon temperatures should
remain generally above normal in the upper 80s to mid 90s with
a threat of late day thunder. /ss


.AVIATION...Mostly cloudy, to overcast skies, is expected to
remain over Northwestern Montana and the region around KGPI
through the rest of the day. Light rain showers will also
redevelop over Glacier National Park, that will obscure mountain
ridges at times along the Continental Divide. Elsewhere across
western Montana and central Idaho, partly cloudy skies and
afternoon gusts up to 20kts can be expected, including KBTM and



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