Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 100531
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1030 PM PDT WED JUL 9 2014

.SYNOPSIS...

A prolonged heat wave will continue across the Inland Northwest
through this weekend and may linger well into next week. Mid to
upper 90s will be common, with triple digit heat in the Lewiston
area and portions of the Columbia Basin. There will be some
potential for monsoonal moisture to invade the region going into
early next week for some threat of thunder, but otherwise the
forecast is dry.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Evening update: the forecast is generally on track and hot weather
will continue. The Red Flag Warning near the east slopes of the
Cascades was allowed to expire at 10 pm, with relative humidity
values rising above critical thresholds. Winds remain breezy here
but will gradually wane overnight into Thursday morning. There is
also some smoke out there from wildfires and wind inversions
setting up at night some of that may come down in the nearby
valleys, particularly near the Columbia River west of Douglas
county.

The monsoonal moisture and convection associated with it has been
skirting to the southeast and this is generally expected to
continue tonight. /J. Cote`

&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: Relatively quiet TAF whether. A dry cold front slipping
east tonight will continue to bring breezy conditions near the
east slopes of the Cascades tonight, before subsiding toward
morning. Wildfires around the region may bring some smoke, but
they are not expected to limit visibilities at TAF sites.
Otherwise expect VFR conditions. /J. Cote`

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        62  90  61  93  64  95 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  60  89  57  92  60  92 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        54  88  51  92  57  93 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       63  98  62 100  68 101 /  10   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       58  91  56  95  57  96 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      54  87  51  92  54  89 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        59  87  56  91  58  90 /  10   0   0   0   0  10
Moses Lake     62  96  61  98  66 101 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      64  95  67  98  72 101 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           60  95  61  97  65 100 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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