Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 240555
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1055 PM PDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
A cold front will bring a threat for showers and isolated
thunderstorms tonight into early Thursday mainly over the eastern
third of Washington and the Idaho Panhandle. This will be followed
by gusty westerly winds Thursday. After cooler weather Thursday
and Friday, the heat will return for the weekend and early next
week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Updates for this evening was to remove thunder potential.
Sprinkles or light rain has been seen across portions of eastern
WA and north ID. All the thunder has been well to the south down
around John Day Oregon. In the last hour thunder has wanned
extensively. Still have a slight chance mentioned in the forecast
for the overnight period, but think it would a a clap or two of
thunder and then done. The better bet is some light rain. The rain
axis is fairly narrow, and is moving up into the Blue mountains
and Whitman County now. Some locations in NE Oregon actually
received a hundredth or two of precip. There is hope for
us...albeit small. Given the current trajectory of the this wave,
it will likely miss Spokane, but could provide some light rain to
Pullman, Lewiston, Coeur d`Alene, Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry.
/Nisbet

&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: Sprinkles or very light rain showers are moving across
portions of eastern WA and north ID this evening. Confidence in
thunder is wanning for the overnight period. Have now got VCTS in
TAFs with better location for actual thunder being at KLWS and
KPUW. Winds will start to increase aft 16Z and remain breezy
through the day. Gusts 15-25kts is expected across most of the
region with higher gusts to 30 kts expected for KEAT towards 23Z.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        64  81  52  79 /  50  20   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  60  81  50  78 /  60  40   0   0
Pullman        59  80  47  78 /  60  30   0   0
Lewiston       66  89  56  84 /  40  30   0   0
Colville       55  85  46  82 /  30  10   0   0
Sandpoint      53  81  43  77 /  50  50   0   0
Kellogg        55  77  49  76 /  50  60   0   0
Moses Lake     59  85  48  82 /  10   0   0   0
Wenatchee      64  84  54  83 /  10   0   0   0
Omak           60  85  52  84 /  10   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...Red Flag Warning from 2 PM to 8 PM PDT Thursday for East
     Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677).

&&

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