Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KPIH 260900

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
300 AM MDT Mon Jun 26 2017

.SHORT TERM...Today and Tonight. Calm weather will prevail through
mid afternoon it appears. By late afternoon and through tonight,
the ridge will be shifting east. A storm will be moving inland and
into western Idaho by sunrise tomorrow. Showers and thunderstorms
will develop across far western locales by late afternoon and
shift east along with a cold front. Moisture is marginal but
enough to produce a mix of wet and "dry" thunderstorms. Dry mean
little rainfall and a better threat of gusty winds. It appears
most of the storms OUTSIDE of the central mountains and Upper
Snake Highlands will be on the "dry" side (under 0.10").
Otherwise, look for storms to produce gusty winds, small hail and
some decent downpours. Higher resolution data suggests some storms
MAY produce heavy rainfall but most WON`T. It appears the risk of
isolated severe storms is lower than before, but we wouldn`t put
it at zero especially for storms that develop across the Snake
Plain. Thunderstorms are possible even after midnight farther
north across eastern Idaho. Today still looks to be quite hot,
with several areas pushing toward the low/mid 90s.  Keyes

.LONG TERM...Tuesday through next Monday. The threat of showers
and thunderstorms shifts into the central mountains and eastern
highlands Tuesday. There are still indications of a convergence
type band develop across the far Upper Snake Plain late in the
afternoon. We wouldn`t be surprised if some of the storms across
the northeast corner try to produce some gusty winds and hail.
Will they be severe? Just like today, it`s pretty low but NOT
zero. Where we get some clearing tomorrow, it will be quite breezy
with sustained winds 20-30 mph with higher gusts. However, it
appears will be able to get away with NO headlines for that.
Showers and storms remain a possibility Tuesday night and
Wednesday especially across the Upper Snake and eastern highlands,
as another wave drops southeast out of Canada. It will also be
another breezy day as well. That storm shifts east allowing for a
brief break from any rain and thunderstorms for the end of the
week. The next system arrive Saturday for showers and
thunderstorms once again. The GFS is quite a bit more aggressive
with its impact vs the ECMWF. We did nudge the chance of rain up a
bit but still not anywhere near confident enough to take a big
swing at anything. Temperatures will be noticeably cooler by
midweek, 10-15 degrees cooler vs this afternoon. We will see a
slow climb after that heading into next weekend.  Keyes


.AVIATION...An upper trof and assoc cold front moving thru the Pac
NW later today will spread tstms across the region from west to east
this eve. The best chances will be at KSUN tonight and KDIJ on Tue.
Only isold tstms expected in the Snake River PLain/eastern Magic
Valley tonight. Some tstms may produce gusty outflow winds...however
overall cig/vis expected to remain VFR. Hedges


.FIRE WEATHER...A cold front moving through the Pac NW tonight will
spread scattered showers/thunderstorms across the central Idaho
mountains late this afternoon and overnight. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms will spread to the Upper Snake Highlands by Tuesday.
Only isolated activity expected elsewhere. Some thunderstorms this
afternoon and evening may produce gusty outflow winds and little
rainfall. Today will see the warmest temperatures and lowest
humidity. Winds pick up on Tuesday...but cooler temperatures and
elevated humidity should temper the fire weather risk. The rest
of the week looks dry with seasonal temperatures and afternoon
humidity readings in the upper teens to lower 20s. Hedges



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