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National Weather Service Missoula MT
224 PM MST THU MAR 5 2015

.DISCUSSION...Mild and dry conditions will prevail throughout
north central Idaho and western Montana. Above normal temperatures
can be expected through early next week as a ridge of high
pressure strengthens over the West Coast. Temperatures look to
warm a few degrees each day. The only exception to the widespread
dry conditions may be near Glacier National Park, which could see
inconsequential scattered snow showers over the weekend. Other
than light afternoon breezes, even the winds will be unassuming.

The Pacific ridge will remain in place well into next week,
keeping temperatures anywhere from 15 to 20 degrees warmer than
normal for early March (which is in the 40-degree range for both
north central ID and western MT). Monday and Tuesday could be our
warmest days, with high temps comfortably in the mid to upper 60s. Some
rain showers may occur across the region by the middle of next
week, but the overall pattern will remain mild with no major
storms or cool-downs expected.


Fair conditions will continue today and tonight. Light afternoon
winds and intermittent high clouds can be expected.




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