Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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FXUS65 KPIH 161947

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
147 PM MDT Sun Jul 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...A weak front continues to slowly push eastward.
Monsoonal moisture is largely confined to the southern highlands
this afternoon. We are seeing showers and thunderstorms in this
region which will persist into the evening with a few cells
lingering through the night into Monday morning. Isolated showers
and thunderstorms will be possible once again Monday afternoon,
mainly across the highland areas. The front will finally move
through the region Monday night which will allow drier air to
settle in for Tuesday and Wednesday. However, temperatures will be
climbing once again with upper 90s possible in many locations
across the Snake Plain and Magic valley on Wednesday. Monsoonal
moisture will work back into the southern highlands for Thursday
and Friday. However, another front is expected to arrive Friday
night producing dry weather for the weekend.



.AVIATION...VFR conditions will continue through Monday.   Have
vicinity thunderstorms at all sites except SUN this afternoon but as
of yet no lightning strikes with most activity if it occurs will be
Burley through Driggs and areas south.  10 to 15 knot sustained
winds expected at all sites through sunset as well.  Expect a
diurnal wind increase again Monday afternoon.


.FIRE WEATHER...Cold front pushed through Idaho with much cooler
temperatures and elevated humidity today.   Expect only isolated
thunderstorms mainly in zones 411...427 and 413 this afternoon and
evening.  Also expect wind gusts of 20 to 25 mph across zones
425...411...427 and 413 as well this afternoon.   On Monday expect
much warmer conditions to return along with lowering humidity with
many areas dropping into the teens for minimum in afternoon.  Expect
isolated thunderstorms again mainly in zones 427...413 and 411.



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