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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Missoula Montana
226 PM MDT Sat Apr 29 2017

Discussion...a weather disturbance from the northwest will once
again bring widespread showers to the region starting late
tonight through Sunday. Expect a few hours of some breezy
conditions but no major impacts expected with gusts around 20 mph.
This system exits the region Sunday night. However the cool and
unstable conditions behind this system will be conducive to
scattered showers, snow in the higher elevations Monday,
especially in the afternoon. Temperatures will remain around 10
degrees below normal with highs only in the lower to mid 50s.

Another weather disturbance will lead to an increase in showers
Monday night into Tuesday with temperatures remaining below
normal. Welcome relief from the cool and dreary pattern of late is
still expected Wednesday and Thursday as high pressure ridging
builds in. Confidence remains fairly high that dry weather,
abundant sunshine, and above normal temperatures will occur the
middle of the coming week. Highs temperatures will reach into the
60s on Wednesday and into the 70s for many valley locations on
Thursday, which would be the warmest experienced so far this year.

Unsettled weather is expected to return Friday into Saturday with
a cold front passage. Showers and a few thunderstorms along with
gusty winds will likely accompany the front.


a few light showers may impact kgpi through early evening. Another
weather disturbance will bring scattered showers to kgpi and kmso
after midnight through all day Sunday. Scattered showers aren't
expected to start at kbtm and ksmn until late Sunday morning
through the afternoon.


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