916  
FXUS65 KPIH 080928  
AFDPIH  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID  
328 AM MDT WED APR 8 2020  
   
SHORT TERM
 
TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.  
EXPECT NICE WEATHER THROUGH THE PERIOD, DRY AND MOSTLY  
SUNNY, AS SOUTHEAST IDAHO WILL BE IN-BETWEEN TWO UPPER LEVEL  
LOWS. ONE UPPER LEVEL LOW IS LOCATED OVER SOUTHERN CA AND ONE  
OVER CENTRAL CANADA. EARLY THIS MORNING, VERY PATCHY FOG IS  
POSSIBLE, AS THE AREA CLEARS OUT AFTER HAVING A WET PERIOD. WEAK  
HIGH PRESSURE BETWEEN THESE TWO UPPER LEVEL LOWS WILL BUILD IN  
FROM THE WEST OVER SOUTHEAST IDAHO THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. HIGH  
TEMPERATURES WILL APPROACH 70 DEGREES FOR THE MAGIC VALLEY AND THE  
SOUTHERN SNAKE PLAIN BY THURSDAY.  
TW  
   
LONG TERM
 
SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.  
EXPECTING A BIG PATTERN CHANGE IN THE LONG TERM AS A CANADIAN UPPER  
LEVEL TROF AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH SOUTHEAST  
IDAHO. EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO BEGIN TO COOL ON SATURDAY AHEAD OF  
THE FRONT WITH A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS STILL IN THE WARMER  
AIRMASS. THE FRONT IS EXPECTED TO PUSH THROUGH THE ENTIRE REGION  
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP FROM AROUND 7 TO 8 THOUSAND  
FEET EARLY SATURDAY TO VALLEY FLOORS BY SUNDAY MORNING. THE MAIN  
IMPACT SHOULD BE MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES 10  
TO 15 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL BY SUNDAY AND CONTINUING MONDAY.  
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS NOT EXPECTED. TEMPERATURES SHOULD WARM UP  
TO NEAR NORMAL BY WEDNESDAY. MONDAY AND TUESDAY SHOULD BE  
RELATIVELY DRY WITH ONLY SOME LIGHT PRECIPITATION IN THE EASTERN  
HIGHLANDS. MODELS DIVERGE WEDNESDAY WITH GFS DRY AND EUROPEAN  
WETTER. GRIDS TRENDED MORE TOWARD EUROPEAN SOLUTION.  
GK  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
 
WILL HAVE VFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THURSDAY WITH CLEAR SKIES EXPECTED  
TODAY. WINDS WILL GENERALLY STAY UNDER 10 KNOTS AS WELL TODAY.  
GK  
 

 
   
PIH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
NONE.  

 
 

 
 
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