Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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FXUS65 KMSO 192015

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
215 PM MDT Mon Aug 19 2019

.DISCUSSION...High pressure will continue to dominate the weather
pattern over the Northern Rockies for the next few days.
Temperatures today will be about 5 degrees warmer than yesterday,
peaking in the upper 80s in most locations. Tuesday and Wednesday,
high temps will peak in the low to mid 90s for valleys of central
Idaho into western Montana, with a few select valleys still
remaining in the 80s. Overall, a very summery mid-week.

A cold front is still anticipated to cross the region Wednesday
night through the day Thursday, bringing with it a widespread
increase in breezy winds and the chance for precipitation.
Rainfall will be most likely along the Interstate 90 corridor and
northward to the Canadian border. South of this area, very light
rain, if any, is likely. This is by no means a very strong cold
front, but a noticeable temperature drop will be felt Thursday,
particularly across northwest Montana. High temps will average in
the 70s across central Idaho and western Montana. Those with plans
to be in high terrain, especially in/around Glacier National
Park, should plan for chilly, wet conditions.

Conditions look like they will bounce back somewhat on Friday and
Saturday, with temperatures returning to the 80s across the
region. Dry mild days followed by cool nights should be expected
through the weekend.


.AVIATION...Fair flying conditions are expected for the next 24
hours across the Northern Rockies. KMSO, KGPI and KBTM should
anticipate some gusty westerly winds between 19/2100Z through
20/0200Z, and again between 20/2100Z through 21/0200Z.



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