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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Missoula Montana
230 PM MDT sun Apr 30 2017

Discussion...scattered showers and cool temperature will
continue through the evening hours behind a passing cold front.
There will be a brief pause and some clearing later tonight
through mid morning Monday before the next weather system and cold
front moves across the region. Increasing clouds, scattered to
numerous showers and continued below normal temps in the lower to
mid 50s will occur Monday.

Tuesday will be a dry day as a ridge builds to our west. More
sunshine is expected Tuesday however the northerly flow will keep
temperatures in check around the mid to possibly upper 50s. Even
with these temperatures it will feel like a great day given we
haven't had a lot of complete sunny days the last few weeks.

Welcome relief from the cool and dreary weather really arrives
Wednesday and Thursday as the high pressure ridging builds over
our area. Confidence remains fairly high that dry weather,
plentiful sunshine, and above normal temperatures will occur the
middle of this week. Highs temperatures will reach into the 60s on
Wednesday and well into the 70s (perhaps some 80s) 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 under
a southwesterly flow. With warm temperatures continuing this
pattern supports showers and thunderstorms along with gusty winds.
Several days of warm temperatures may also accelerate mid/upper
slope snow melt with mainstream rivers seeing noticeable increases
in flows.


scattered rain showers and occasional gusty winds of 20-25 mph
may impact kgpi, kmso and kbtm through 01/0200z. Showers will end
later this evening. Decreasing clouds and dry weather will be
short lived as another similar weather system will bring another
round of scattered showers and some breezy conditions after


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