Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 170307
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
807 PM PDT WED APR 16 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak wave will continue to bring more showers to the Inland
Northwest this afternoon and evening before tapering off overnight.
A stronger system will result in widespread rain Thursday and
Thursday night, with breezy conditions Friday. At this time the
Easter Weekend looks to be mild and mainly dry. Showers will be
more prevalent for the first part of next week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Updated the forecast to decrease the chances of precip along the
northeast Washington and decreased the amount of rain expected in
the Idaho Panhandle for tonight. The system that moved through
the region earlier this evening is now located over Montana and
the next system is currently slowly passing into the Cascades.
This is allowing a small ridge of drier air to build between the
two systems and decreasing the precip potential for most of the
Inland Northwest. High amount of upper level clouds will keep the
minimum temperatures pretty will in line with the previous
forecast. /JDC

&&

AVIATION... 00Z TAFS: The weak weather system is continuing to
move through the eastern Washington and Idaho Panhandle, bringing
low cloud decks and rain showers to most of the locations in these
areas. Cigs in these areas are hovering around MVFR and will
continue to as another more moist system moves into the region
around 18Z and bringing rain showers to the Inland Northwest. A
break in the rainshowers is expected for the late evening, early
morning hours as dry low level air makes a brief appearance
between the two systems. /JDC

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        41  53  40  56  35  63 /  20  90 100  40   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  39  52  41  55  33  63 /  30  90 100  50  10   0
Pullman        41  58  41  53  34  63 /  10  60 100  30   0   0
Lewiston       43  64  45  59  38  69 /  20  40  90  20   0   0
Colville       38  56  41  61  32  68 /  30  90 100  30  10  10
Sandpoint      39  51  41  54  32  62 /  40  90 100  60  20  10
Kellogg        38  52  39  52  34  62 /  40  60 100  60  10   0
Moses Lake     46  61  42  64  36  69 /  10  60  50  10   0  10
Wenatchee      47  60  41  62  41  67 /  20  60  20  10   0  10
Omak           41  59  38  62  34  67 /  20  60  40  10  10  10

&&

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

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