Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
000
FXUS65 KPIH 142008
AFDPIH

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
208 PM MDT Mon Aug 14 2017

.DISCUSSION...A band of rain showers is continuing to slowly move
across southeast Idaho. This is in association with a slow moving
cold front. We expect this band to continue to march east through
the night with isolated thunder still possible, but not real
likely given the lack of surface heating across the region. Looks
like we could have enough moisture hanging around on Tuesday to
produce isolated showers and thunderstorms in portions of the
central Idaho mountains and eastern highlands. A weak system will
move through northern Utah on Wednesday, this could produce a
stray thunderstorm across the southern highlands, but not real
likely. Expect dry conditions for Thursday into Saturday. Looks
like we could get a push of monsoonal moisture in here for Sunday
and Monday. Storm chances better in the afternoon. Expect most of
the eclipse to be rain-free for now, sky cover forecast is a bit
more problematic and highly dependent on just how strong of a push
of moisture we get. Models have been rather inconsistent on
eclipse day, so confidence in the forecast for next Monday is
currently low.

Valle

&&

.AVIATION...Light showers continue over the Snake River plain and
Eastern Highlands. Expect VFR conditions. However, heavier showers
could produce brief MVFR CIGS/VIS. Activity could strengthen this
afternoon into thunderstorms with KDIJ, KBYI, and KSUN being mostly
likely. However, confidence is very low.  Winds will increase across
the Snake River Plain this afternoon, particularly for KPIH and KIDA
where gusts of 25 mph are likely.

Wyatt

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...Light showers continue over the Snake River
plain and will push into the Southern and Eastern Highlands this
afternoon/evening. Activity could strengthen this afternoon into
isolated thunderstorms, particularly areas that were clear earlier
today. However, confidence is very low. Relative humidities will
remain elevated today with cooler than normal temperatures. Winds
will increase this afternoon, particularly over the Snake River
plain, Eastern Magic valley and ridgelines where gusts of 20 to 30
mph are likely. Expect gradual warming and drying through the week
with high pressure gradually making a return.

Wyatt

&&

.PIH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.
&&

$$


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.