Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
332 AM MDT Fri Jul 25 2014

.DISCUSSION...Westerly flow aloft will set up over western Montana
and north central Idaho today. This will translate to slightly
warmer temperatures than yesterday, although still 5-10 degrees
below normal for this time of year. Winds are expected to become
breezy from the west once again this afternoon.

High pressure will strengthen this weekend into early next week,
bringing a significant warming and drying trend to the region.
Temperatures will once again warm above normal for this time of year,
with highs approaching the mid to upper 90s in many valley locations
by Tuesday. The warm and dry conditions will continue to increase
fire danger across the region.

Forecast models indicate the potential for monsoon moisture to
work its way into the region as early as the Monday/Tuesday time
frame. This will result in afternoon thunderstorms, especially
across southwest Montana and north central Idaho.


.AVIATION...Dry weather is expected today, with another breezy
afternoon and evening on tap. A lingering low to mid level cloud deck
has persisted through the night across northwest Montana, and
should continue to linger through the morning hours, especially
around high terrain. This deck will eventually lift and burn off
by this afternoon. Any breeze that develops this afternoon should
be expected to dissipate by sundown.




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