Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 271744
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1044 AM PDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Expect cool, breezy, and showery weather for Thursday and Friday.
Mountain passes could see a few inches of snow overnight Thursday
into Friday. A ridge of high pressure moves in Saturday
delivering a brief dry period before more unsettled weather moves
in Sunday and into early next week. Next Wednesday dry conditions
with average temperatures are expected.



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.DISCUSSION...
Morning update: Forecast generally on track with only minor
updates made to temperatures and precipitation chances. Water
vapor imagery shows a disturbance dropping through from the north
keeping scattered showers alive early this morning. Showers are
expected to expand in coverage by this afternoon and continue into
the evening hours, particularly across far eastern Washington and
the Idaho Panhandle. Cameras show some snow fell at our higher
elevations such as Lookout and Stevens Pass overnight and early
this morning but travel impacts are expected to remain minimal as
the late April sun angle takes hold. Southwest and westerly winds
will also remain elevated thru the afternoon hours. /Kalin

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: A disturbance currently moving through the area will
bring increasing cloud cover and showers this afternoon and
evening. The exceptions will be KEAT and KMWH which are expected
to miss out on the the shower activity. The showers are also
expected to bring lowering CIGS with KCOE currently carrying the
highest confidence of continuing/achieving MVFR conditions. West
and southwest winds will also remain elevated through the
afternoon at most of the TAF sites before gradually diminishing
during the overnight hours. /Kalin

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        51  36  54  36  56  42 /  50  40  40  10  10  30
Coeur d`Alene  49  35  52  35  56  39 /  70  60  50  20  10  50
Pullman        50  37  52  37  56  42 /  50  50  30  10   0  40
Lewiston       55  39  57  39  63  46 /  40  40  30   0   0  30
Colville       52  37  56  37  58  40 /  50  30  40  20  10  40
Sandpoint      47  35  50  34  54  37 /  70  70  60  40  20  60
Kellogg        43  34  46  34  52  37 /  80  70  60  20  30  60
Moses Lake     61  38  62  36  63  46 /  10  10  10   0   0  10
Wenatchee      58  40  60  38  62  44 /  10  10  10   0   0  20
Omak           59  39  62  37  64  43 /  30  20  20  10   0  20

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

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