Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 300606
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1106 PM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
Showers will linger over the region into Saturday with isolated
thunderstorms possible mainly over the Idaho Panhandle for the
afternoon. High pressure will build in Sunday resulting in a
warming trend heading into next week. Temperatures will climb to
above normal once again early next week...with highs mainly in
the mid 70s to lower 80s. High pressure will move east for the
middle of next week allowing increased moisture to move in from
the south...resulting in a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

&&

.DISCUSSION...

Rest of tonight: Bands of light rain continue to wrap around a low
along the Idaho/Montana border. Precipitation chances have been
raised for the remainder of the night for the Panhandle, the
Palouse, and Spokane area. The low/mid-level northwest flow will
continue to favor the best precipitation amounts over the Camas
Prairie and southern Idaho Panhandle. Lewiston has received over a
half inch of rain so far today, and has a shot at the daily record
of 0.61 inches set in 1993.

Our northwest flow between 850-700mb will become more north to
northeast as the weak upper low shears apart and dissipates over
central and southern Idaho. By Saturday morning, residual moisture
will experience less orograhpic enhancement which should result
in less widespread precipitation. However by early afternoon, day
time heating will contribute to the development of scattered
showers. Isolated thunderstorms may also be possible over the
Panhandle mountains in the mid-late afternoon. /GKoch

&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: Low stratus is expected to develop at Spokane, Coeur
D`Alene, Pullman, and Lewiston. Bands of light rain will continue
to wrap around a decaying low pressure system near the Idaho/
Montana border. As this low drifts southward Saturday morning,
look for breaks in the clouds. Daytime warming will lead to
scattered showers and possibly some isolated thunderstorms over
the high terrain of the Idaho Panhandle after 19z. /GKoch

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        45  65  46  73  50  76 /  50  30  10   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  42  65  43  74  46  76 /  60  40  10   0   0   0
Pullman        42  61  42  71  46  74 /  70  50  10   0   0   0
Lewiston       45  67  46  76  49  79 /  60  40  10   0   0   0
Colville       43  69  42  78  45  79 /  70  20  10   0   0   0
Sandpoint      42  64  39  72  43  75 /  60  40  10   0   0   0
Kellogg        40  62  40  70  43  74 /  70  40  20   0   0   0
Moses Lake     44  73  44  79  48  82 /  30  10   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      47  75  49  78  51  80 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Omak           42  73  45  78  49  79 /  30  10   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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