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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Pocatello Idaho
313 am MDT Sat Aug 30 2014

Short term...today through Monday night. Showers with the isolated
thunderstorm should have a break briefly this morning before
another more widespread round of showers and thunderstorms
develops this afternoon. This is due to a cold front passing
through during the morning in southern Idaho. The cold front will
bring breexy conditions and so a lake Wind Advisory has been
issued. Continued instability this afternoon and this evening
along with available moisture means thunderstorms continuing into
the late night. There will be a gradual clearing from west to east
as the moisture moves with the low. The clouds and cold air behind
the front will mean at first a mild overnight low and cool
afternoon highs today and sun...then the strong clearing Sun night
should see low temperatures cool strongly for Monday morning. Monday
will be the start of a dry period under west to northwest flow.
Only consideration is the afternoon gusty winds under mainly clear
skies.

Long term...Tuesday through Friday night. Dry...nearly zonal flow
continues. Afternoon highs will warm up...peaking on Wednesday and Thursday above
normal. Incoming clouds from the next upper level trough will
start to filter in with showers developing by next Friday. Expect the
breezy to windy conditions to continue on Tuesday and Wednesday
afternoons...then incoming trough will weaken the upper level
support for the wind. Messick

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Aviation...a broad upper trough moving through the Pacific northwest will spread
scattered showers/isolated thunderstorms through much of the area today and this evening.
Most of the activity will be over the mountains gusty SW winds will
develop this afternoon across the Snake River Plain. Hedges

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Fire weather...scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms can be
expected today and tonight due to a broad upper trough moving
through the Pacific northwest. Most of the aciivity will be over the mountains.
Strong southwest winds will develop across the Snake River Plain
this afternoon. Showers will move off to the east on Sunday with a
few lingering in the mountains dry conditions will prevail through middle
week along with cooler temperatures. Hedges

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Pih watches/warnings/advisories...
lake Wind Advisory from noon today to 8 PM MDT this evening
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