Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1024 AM PST FRI FEB 12 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
A cold front will pass through the region today with continued
precipitation chances and slightly lower snow levels. Unsettled
weather will continue through the weekend into early next week
with valley rain, high mountain snow and breezy winds expected.
Temperatures will be quite mild on Monday with many locations
seeing highs in the mid 50s to low 60s. Record high temperatures
are possible.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Areas of light rain will continue to move east across extreme
eastern WA and north ID this morning as the region remains in the
warm sector of a frontal system. Some areas are still dealing with
patchy valley fog but much of this will dissipate by noon. The
areas where fog will be more persistent is the east slope valleys
and the Wenatchee area. This will likely linger until the cold
front crosses the Cascades and winds shift to westerly downslope.
Expect the precip associated with the cold front to move through
central WA this afternoon and through north ID tonight. Minor
changes made to PoPs and weather grids along with max temps to
account for recent trends in observations. /Kelch

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: MVFR/IFR conditions in fog and low stratus will improve
back to VFR for most areas after 21z today. After Sat 00z- 06z,
the next round of more widespread light pcpn will once again bring
ceilings down to MVFR. Gusty southwest winds should keep ceilings
from dropping below MVFR. Expect gusts of 20 to 25 kts after 10Z
Sat. /EK


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        47  34  45  35  47  42 /  50  60  40  70  30  50
Coeur d`Alene  47  36  45  34  46  41 /  50  70  60  70  50  60
Pullman        53  38  47  37  50  44 /  30  70  40 100  50  70
Lewiston       57  41  54  42  56  45 /  20  50  30  90  40  60
Colville       41  33  43  33  42  38 /  70  50  50  60  20  40
Sandpoint      40  34  41  33  41  39 /  60  90  60  70  60  70
Kellogg        42  35  39  33  40  40 /  40  90  80  90  80  90
Moses Lake     49  34  51  37  52  42 /  40  20  10  50  10  20
Wenatchee      44  33  46  33  47  40 /  30  20  10  50  20  20
Omak           42  30  41  30  40  36 /  60  20  10  60  20  20

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...Air Stagnation Advisory until 10 AM PST Saturday for Moses Lake
     Area-Northeast Mountains-Okanogan Highlands-Upper Columbia
     Basin-Waterville Plateau-Wenatchee Area.

     Air Stagnation Advisory until 10 AM PST Tuesday for East Slopes
     Northern Cascades-Okanogan Valley.

&&

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