Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KPIH 290803

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
203 AM MDT Thu Oct 29 2020

Expecting rather benign conditions through the forecast period as
high pressure remains the dominant feature into next week.
Temperatures continue to warm today with 60s returning to the Magic
Valley and lower Snake Plain. A weak trough dips out of Canada on
Friday and moves east of our area. No real impacts to sensible
weather across the region other than a breezy Friday but winds
should be below any advisory criteria. Into the weekend and beyond,
high pressure again becomes amplified over the Great Basin allowing
for continued mostly sunny weather with above normal temperatures.
Saturday will be the coolest day as the aforementioned trough
sweeps to the east and high pressure begins to build back in. From
Sunday onward, temps over the period wont vary much. Generally
only a degree or two difference each day, with highs generally in
the 50s to low 60s across the lower terrain. Rather pleasant for
early November! Just beyond the current forecast period, seeing
signs of perhaps a pattern change with precip and cooler weather
returning. We can`t expect this nice weather to last forever,
right? McKaughan


No active weather is expected over the next 24 hours. Look for
VFR conditions with some mid and high level clouds. Keyes


Other than a storm clipping the Divide tomorrow night and
Saturday, high pressure will dominate the pattern into early
next week. The storm along the Divide may produce a few showers
along the Montana border and MAYBE farther south in the central
mountains, but any real potential will be well north. Winds will
also pick up some as well. Keyes


A Pacific disturbance will shift east along the Canadian border
Friday afternoon/night providing an opportunity for decent mixing
and locally breezy winds across the region. Temperature inversions
should redevelop Saturday night through at least Tuesday morning
as a ridge develops over the region. Per coord with the local DEQ,
significant air stagnation issues are not anticipated at this
time. Huston



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