Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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FXUS65 KPIH 030927
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
327 AM MDT THU JUL 3 2014

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY. CURRENT WATER VAPOR IMAGERY
SHOWS MONSOON MOISTURE OVER OUR AREA. THERE IS WEAK SOUTHWEST FLOW
OVER OUR AREA WITH THE RIDGE AXIS EAST OF OUR AREA CENTERED OVER
WESTERN WYOMING. EXPECT ISOLATED VALLEY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
AND SCATTERED MOUNTAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS MORNING
THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING TODAY. MOST THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
MOSTLY DRY WITH MORE MOISTURE ALOFT THAN AT THE SURFACE. EXPECT
GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH IN AROUND THUNDERSTORMS. FRIDAY...JULY
4TH...EXPECT MOSTLY DRY CONDITIONS WITH JUST ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE MAINLY ACROSS OUR EASTERN AREAS. SATURDAY
DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE WHOLE AREA AS HIGH PRESSURE
RIDGING BUILDS BACK IN ACROSS THE AREA. EXPECT TEMPERATURES 10 TO
15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE PERIOD BRINGING THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURES SO FAR THIS YEAR FOR MOST AREAS. PLEASE USE CAUTION
USING FIREWORKS AS DRY CONDITIONS WITH VERY WARM TEMPERATURES HAVE
INCREASED FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE AREA.

WYATT

&&

.LONG TERM...SUNDAY THROUGH NEXT THURSDAY. EXPECT WARM AND DRY
CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA EARLY IN THE PERIOD WITH UPPER LEVEL
HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING BUILDING EVEN STRONGER INTO THE AREA. EXPECT
WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES TO CONTINUE. LATE TUESDAY SOME
MOISTURE MOVES INTO THE AREA ACROSS THE UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS
BRINGING WEAK AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS CHANCES. WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY MODELS ARE HINTING MONSOONAL MOISTURE BEGINNING TO CREEP INTO
THE AREA BRINGING AFTERNOON CHANCES OF THUNDERSTORMS PARTICULARLY
IN THE MOUNTAINS.

WYATT

&&

.AVIATION...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS
THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AS A STRONG PUSH OF MONSOONAL MOISTURE
WORKS THROUGH THE REGION. ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS ARE POSSIBLE NEAR
THUNDERSTORMS.


&&

.FIRE WEATHER...ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON AS A STRONG PUSH OF MONSOONAL MOISTURE MOVES
THROUGH THE REGION. GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS ARE POSSIBLE NEAR
THUNDERSTORMS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ON FRIDAY AS
DRIER AIR ARRIVES FOR THE WEEKEND.


&&

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

$$






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