Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 101836
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1036 AM PST WED FEB 10 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
Strong high pressure will persist today, with dry and mild
conditions. However there will be increased cloud cover compared
to the last couple days. A more progressive and unsettled pattern
will return later this week, bringing a chance of light rain
Thursday in the Cascades, then throughout the region Friday into
early next week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
A weak disturbance is crossing western WA this morning. This will
have some impact over our area as it pushes east of the Cascades.
Mainly this will be as some thickening mid level cloud cover;
however, models do suggest a small possibility for measurable
precip across the northern mountains this afternoon and into the
Panhandle tonight. Precip chances were increased a bit to reflect
this idea. Higher elevations will see the best chances for
measurable precip, whereas the valleys will more likely only see
some occasional sprinkles. /SVH

&&

.AVIATION...

18Z TAFS: A couple waves will cross the Inland NW today, while a
more organized warm front begins to lift into tomorrow. Stratus
and fog will continue to impact portions of eastern WA/north ID
before 20-21Z. At the same time middle to high clouds will
thicken. There could be some sprinkles overnight/early Thursday
with the clouds. However aside from EAT which will have a VCSH
threat Thursday morning, most locations will see dry weather. So
look for improving cigs/vis this afternoon, then some decrease in
cigs/vis again tonight/early Thursday. However the influx of
middle to high clouds is expected to limit the extent and coverage
of fog for Thursday morning. /J. Cote`

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        46  34  46  38  48  36 /   0  10  30  40  70  70
Coeur d`Alene  46  34  46  37  47  37 /   0  10  20  50  70  80
Pullman        51  39  51  40  52  38 /   0  10  10  20  50  60
Lewiston       55  40  56  42  57  42 /   0   0   0  10  40  50
Colville       42  32  41  35  42  36 /  10  10  50  70  60  70
Sandpoint      42  33  43  35  44  34 /  10  10  30  70  70  90
Kellogg        43  35  44  38  44  36 /   0  20  20  50  60  90
Moses Lake     47  34  47  38  48  37 /   0   0  30  30  50  30
Wenatchee      42  33  40  35  45  35 /  10  10  50  70  40  30
Omak           36  31  37  34  38  34 /  10  10  50  70  40  30

&&

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

&&

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