Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KBYZ 261459

Area Forecast Discussion...Updated
National Weather Service Billings MT
859 AM MDT Mon Sep 26 2016


Currently some low clouds across eastern Sheridan County but
these will be moving out of the area within the next hour or so.
Fog never materialized last night or early this morning across
portions of our east and south so I have removed that from the
morning forecast. Sunny skies will prevail today with above normal
temperatures as 70s will be common across all the lower elevation
areas. Minor update to the forecast has been issued. Hooley


.SHORT TERM...valid for Tdy and Tue...

An upper ridge will take hold of the northern Rockies through
Tuesday. This will provide a warming trend as temperatures rise
above seasonal averages. The warmest day will be Tuesday courtesy
of prefrontal warming. Highs on Tuesday will be in the lower to
mid 80s. The forecast will be dry with the ridge in place. A cold
front will push in from the north Tuesday night and provide a
slightly cooler day Wednesday. TWH

.LONG TERM...valid for Wed...Thu...Fri...Sat...Sun...

Little in the way of changes for the extended models
remain in reasonably good agreement on generally blocked pattern
to start the period...followed by a return to unsettled pattern.
Expect to see daytime temps well above seasonal average
throughout the bulk of the period...with highs in the 70s to near
80 degrees into the weekend. Cooler weather again to end the
extended period.

Generally dry conditions will prevail Wednesday and
Thursday. Southwest flow will bring monsoonal moisture into the
area...and begin increasing pwats across the region. Monsoonal
flow stays in place through Friday and Saturday...keeping PWATS
unusually high. Several pieces of energy rotate through the flow
during this period...but dry conditions across the plains...and
generally weak impulses keep isold shower and thunderstorm
development confined to high terrain and nearby foothills through
Friday night. A stronger wave...and associated cold front push
across the region beginning Saturday...and crossing through
Sunday. Saturday night appears to be our best shot at appreciable
moisture through the period. Although models point to a bit of a
break before the significant wave crosses the region...a broad
trof will remain in place over the have kept slight
pops in place at this time. AAG



VFR flight conditions will prevail across all routes today into
tonight. RMS/Hooley



    Tdy Tue     Wed     Thu     Fri     Sat     Sun
BIL 075 052/083 052/073 050/076 052/076 053/074 047/064
    0/U 00/N    00/U    01/B    11/B    12/T    33/T
LVM 077 047/081 047/072 046/077 048/075 049/071 043/060
    0/U 00/U    00/U    01/B    12/T    23/T    33/T
HDN 074 048/084 050/077 049/076 050/076 050/075 047/066
    0/U 00/U    00/U    01/B    11/B    12/T    33/T
MLS 073 049/083 053/076 053/078 053/077 053/076 051/066
    0/U 00/U    00/U    01/U    11/U    12/T    22/T
4BQ 073 048/083 051/079 053/079 052/077 053/076 051/069
    0/U 00/U    00/U    01/B    11/B    12/T    22/T
BHK 069 046/080 050/075 050/076 051/075 050/073 049/067
    0/U 00/U    00/U    01/U    11/B    12/T    22/T
SHR 071 047/080 048/078 049/077 048/076 048/075 047/066
    0/U 00/U    00/U    01/B    11/B    12/T    22/T




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