Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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FXUS65 KPIH 272010
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
210 PM MDT WED AUG 27 2014

.DISCUSSION...THE LOW PRESSURE DISTURBANCE IS MOVING INTO THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON. SOME WRAP AROUND
MOISTURE STILL REACHING SOUTHEAST IDAHO WHERE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
STILL COULD DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON. THE UPPER LEVEL WINDS ARE
WEST-NORTHWESTERLY AND SHOULD HAVE ANY CELLS MOVING AWAY FROM THE
SNAKE PLAIN. THURSDAY...A MINOR DISTURBANCE MOVING THROUGH THE PAN
HANDLE MAY TRIGGER AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM NEAR MONIDA
PASS...OTHERWISE IT SHOULD BE A WARM AND DRY DAY. FRIDAY...WINDS
ALOFT BECOME INCREASINGLY SOUTHWESTERLY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING
DISTURBANCE. ISOLATED AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED OVER MOST
OF THE MOUNTAIN AREAS. THE ASSOCIATED SURFACE COLD FRONT WITH THIS
DISTURBANCE WILL NOT CROSS THE SNAKE PLAIN UNTIL SATURDAY. SCATTERED
AFTERNOON SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...UPPER
SNAKE HIGHLANDS AND AND ALONG THE WYOMING BORDER. SATURDAY SHOULD
ALSO BE A WINDY DAY IN THE SNAKE PLAIN. TEMPERATURES COOL A GOOD 10
TO 12 DEGREES BEHIND THE FRONT FOR SUNDAY. HAVE TRENDED THE EXTENDED
PERIOD A LITTLE DRIER AS ALL MODELS FAVOR STRONGER HIGH PRESSURE
RIDGING SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. RS
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.AVIATION...EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THE PERIOD. EXPECT DRY
CONDITIONS THROUGH THURSDAY. VICINITY THUNDERSTORMS WILL POSSIBLE
AGAIN ON FRIDAY AND MORE SO ON SATURDAY AS THE NEXT COLD FRONT MOVES
THROUGH THE AREA.  WYATT

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.FIRE WEATHER...EXPECT GRADUAL DRYING AND WARMING THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK. THERE WILL BE BREEZY WINDS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF MOSTLY
MOUNTAIN THUNDERSTORMS ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT.
MODELS CONTINUE TO SHOW THIS COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE AREA ON
SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY BRINGING MODERATE WINDS...LIGHT TO MODERATE
PRECIPITATION CHANCES AND COOLER TEMPERATURES. WYATT

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.PIH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.

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