Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
234 PM MDT Tue Aug 15 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
A west to northwest flow aloft is developing over the region. As a
result, expect several days with little to no precipitation.
Afternoon temperatures will be on the warm side...with highs
generally in the mid to upper 80s.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight through Friday...A west to northwesterly flow aloft will
prevail over the region for the next few days. As a result, an
isolated shower/thunderstorm is possible early this evening,
mainly right near the MT/ID border. Otherwise, mostly dry
conditions are expected over the next few days. A wind shift will
occur on Thursday over North Central MT.

Friday night through Tuesday...A weak upper level ridge of high
pressure will try to build over the region. As a result, warm
temperatures are expected most days, with Sunday being the coolest
day. Another wind shift will affect the region on Saturday, with
slightly stronger winds. Overall, little to no rainfall is
expected during this period. Brusda

&&

.AVIATION...
Updated 1650Z.
VFR conditions will prevail over the region through the period.
The only exception will be that distant mountain/pass visibility
will be limited to less than 20 miles at times due to wildfire
smoke. Brusda

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
GTF  48  83  52  83 /   0   0   0   0
CTB  43  81  51  80 /   0   0   0   0
HLN  52  83  53  84 /   0   0   0   0
BZN  48  81  49  83 /   0   0  10   0
WEY  37  71  37  74 /  10   0  10  10
DLN  46  78  47  81 /   0   0   0   0
HVR  49  86  53  85 /   0   0   0  10
LWT  49  81  51  81 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.TFX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.

&&

$$

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