Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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FXUS65 KPIH 172006

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
206 PM MDT Mon Jul 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...A weak ill-defined front is moving through the
region this afternoon. Drier air is working into the area behind
the front. Still could see a few thunderstorms across the
southeast highlands this evening. Dry and hot weather is likely
for Tuesday and Wednesday. However the next cold front will
approach the area Wednesday night. Moisture will creep into the
southeast highlands on Thursday producing another threat for
thunderstorms. The front is expected to pass through the region
Thursday night leaving dry weather for the weekend.



.AVIATION...Expect continued VFR conditions through Tuesday with 10
to 15 knot winds at BYI...PIH and IDA will diminish around sunset.


.FIRE WEATHER...Expect some isolated thunderstorms this afternoon
and evening mainly in zone 413.  Expect dry and hot conditions
Tuesday and Wednesday with minimum humidity dropping below 15
percent in many locations.   Expect winds to stay generally below
red flag criteria both days so at this point no watches or warnings
are in effect.  Generally expecting gusts in the 20 to 25 mph
range both days.  By Wednesday should have widespread Haines index
of 5 to 6 as well. Next best chance for thunderstorms after today
should be on Thursday mainly in zones 427 and 413.



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