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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Pocatello Idaho
334 am MDT Friday Jul 25 2014

Short and Saturday. Expect dry conditions today and
tomorrow as high pressure ridging builds into the area behind an
exiting cold front from yesterday. Temperatures will be in the 40s
for the valleys and 20s/30s for the mountains this morning. Expect
slightly cooler than normal temperatures today and slightly above
normal temperatures Saturday as temperatures gradually warm up.

Long term...Sunday through next Friday. Monsoon moisture starts
to move back into the area Sunday with deeper moisture arriving
Monday and remaining through the period. Though a few
thunderstorms along the Utah border may be possible late Sunday
afternoon into the evening...the best chances of showers and
thunderstorms will occur Monday through the week mainly in the
afternoon. Both models show a weak trough moving through enhancing
thunderstorm chances on Wednesday. Expect slightly above normal
temperatures through the week. The exception may be Wednesday when
more showers and thunderstorms are expected. Wednesday
temperatures will be near normal to slightly below normal. Tw


Aviation...VFR conditions are expected with breezy conditions during
the afternoon and early evening hours. Dsh


Fire weather...persistent high pressure ridge will remain over the
west into next week. Warm and dry conditions will remain over
southeast Idaho through Saturday with moderate winds during the
afternoon hours. Another round of monsoon moisture will begin to
move northward through the Great Basin and enter southern Idaho on
Sunday. Monsoon moisture will spread over the rest of southeast
Idaho on Monday and remain in place for the rest of next week. Thus
expect a threat of afternoon and evening thunderstorms beginning
Sunday over the southern Highlands and over all areas for Monday and
beyond. Dsh


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