Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 021751
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1051 AM PDT MON MAY 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
High pressure will be over the region today resulting in above
normal temperatures. The high pressure weather pattern shift east
on Tuesday. This will result in a cooler, unsettled pattern. There
will be a good chance for showers and thunderstorms with locally
heavy rain by Wednesday, lasting into Thursday. Improving
conditions will begin again on Friday, lasting into the weekend.



&&

.DISCUSSION...
No big changes to the current forecast. Some slightly higher pops
were added to the Cascade crest for this evening, but thinking at
this time is it will just be some increasing clouds near the
crest. Some minor tweaks were made to high temperatures and cloud
cover as well.

We are looking at one more warm and dry day on Tuesday. Then the
region will come under the influence of a deep and slow moving
upper level disturbance. This disturbance will move slowly through
the forecast area Wednesday and Thursday and will result in much
cooler temperatures and a good chance of widespread showers with
embedded thunderstorms. The main impact with these storms will be
moderate to heavy precipitation Wednesday into Thursday. Tobin

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: Some high thin clouds may get over the strong ridge that
is over the region this afternoon and tonight...but should have
little effect on the TAf sites. Conditions will remain VFR
through Tuesday at 12z. Tobin




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        79  52  81  54  77  53 /   0   0   0   0  10  50
Coeur d`Alene  80  47  82  49  79  50 /   0   0   0   0  10  50
Pullman        76  47  79  48  75  48 /   0   0   0  10  10  50
Lewiston       82  50  85  52  81  53 /   0   0   0  10  20  50
Colville       83  44  85  47  80  47 /   0   0   0  10  20  50
Sandpoint      78  41  79  45  77  47 /   0   0   0   0  10  40
Kellogg        79  44  80  45  80  45 /   0   0   0   0  10  40
Moses Lake     83  46  84  51  78  49 /   0   0   0  10  30  60
Wenatchee      82  53  82  56  74  52 /   0   0  10  20  50  50
Omak           82  49  84  52  76  51 /   0   0  10  20  40  50

&&

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

$$



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