Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 230533
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1033 PM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A strong storm system will move through the region tonight and
Wednesday bringing the potential for thunderstorms and heavy rain.
Cool and windy weather is expected for Thursday. Temperatures
will rebound by the weekend and be accompanied by dry conditions.
Hot weather will return to the area on Sunday and early next week.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Minor update to adjust PoPs across the southeast zones and the
lower basin. Regional radar mosaic shows a persistent band of
showers and thunderstorms tracking northeast from the NE Blue
Mts, across the Idaho Palouse and into western Shoshone County.
There are also a few cells popping up over the lower basin with
quite a bit of convection to the south that will track north over
the next few hours. Cells are generally weakening as they move
north into the forecast area. So far only light to moderate
showers over the Cascade fires. There may be some stronger cells
tracking over the fires later tonight or they may track just
barely to the east of the fires. /Kelch

&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: A low pressure system circulating off of southeast BC
will continue to push moisture across the Inland Northwest with
showers and thunderstorms affecting all TAF sites. The strongest
thunderstorms are expected to develop over northeast OR and track
into southeast WA and into the central portions of the ID
panhandle. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will
continue overnight. Confidence is highest that they will affect
KEAT/KLWS/KPUW/KCOE. Lower confidence for KMWH/KGEG/KSFF. -TSRA
will be more widespread Wednesday afternoon and evening with
thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rain, small hail and
gusty outflow winds. /EK



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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        62  83  52  69  51  77 /  40  50  80  10  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  60  84  53  68  52  76 /  40  50  80  20  10   0
Pullman        62  84  49  68  46  76 /  50  40  70  10   0   0
Lewiston       65  90  58  77  57  85 /  50  40  60  10   0   0
Colville       58  81  51  71  51  78 /  20  60  80  40  10   0
Sandpoint      58  85  51  65  49  73 /  30  50  80  50  10   0
Kellogg        58  85  52  64  50  71 /  50  40  80  20  10   0
Moses Lake     66  83  56  77  57  85 /  30  50  40  10   0   0
Wenatchee      63  75  59  74  59  85 /  40  70  40  10   0   0
Omak           60  77  55  76  53  85 /  20  80  60  20  10   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...Flash Flood Watch from 8 AM PDT Wednesday through Wednesday
     evening for East Slopes Northern Cascades-Okanogan Valley-
     Wenatchee Area.

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