Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
159 AM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...Dry and stable conditions will persist through the
rest of the week, though models do show a weak impulse along and
just south of our southern border. This may be a precursor to a
cutoff circulation expected to develop over California Thursday
morning. Precip with this shortwave would likely develop over
northern Utah, but may approach our southern counties this
evening. The dry conditions should continue through Saturday as
the circulation over California matures enough to draw monsoon
moisture into Idaho, starting a period of unsettled weather
lasting through the middle of next week. Uncertainty thus
remains high for the forecast for the widely anticipated eclipse
event early next week. Models in the extended periods keep a
cutoff low along the California coast while developing a ridge
downstream, so afternoon showers/thunderstorms will be possible
through next Wednesday and beyond.  Hinsberger

&&

AVIATION...Widespread VFR conditions will continue through tonight.
DMH

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...Dry conditions continue through the remainder of the
week. Temperature and humidities will continue to trend toward
seasonal conditions: dry and warm. Expect locally gusty winds during
the afternoon and early evening at higher elevations and portions of
the Snake Plain. Thunderstorms could return to the region by
Sunday. DMH

&&

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

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