Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 281744
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1044 AM PDT Sun Aug 28 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
In the wake of a strong cold front, expect mild temperatures and
lighter winds today. Warmer temperatures are expected for Monday
and Tuesday with a small chance of showers for the northern
mountains. The weather pattern will gradually change through the
work week. An upper level trough will move into the region,
ushering in cooler temperatures and showery conditions for late
in the week and into the holiday weekend.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Morning update: Expect seasonal temperatures and benign weather
conditions to close out the weekend. Main weather features for
today will be mid and high clouds lifting northward along a
developing warm front. May see some sprinkles or brief light rain
squeezed out in the N Cascades and around the Okanogan Valley but
QPF will be very light as the lower levels remain very dry. Evaporating
cooling associated with this activity may lead to a brief burst of
wind in and around this activity which may impact portions of
north-central WA including the Methow and Okanogan Valleys. Wind
speeds of 15-20 mph could be possible during the late afternoon.
We are seeing signs of this on the 1KM local model and this is the
main weather impact we will be monitoring for this afternoon. /sb

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: A passing warm front will bring passing mid and high
clouds with a gradual clearing from south to north this evening.
Otherwise winds will be light generally around 10 mph or less.
Could see locally breezy conditions (15-20 mph) briefly accompany
sprinkles or light showers in and around the North Cascades and
Okanogan Valley between 1400-1800 PDT. This carries low confidence
but a possibility as midlevel showers evaporate into the dry
subcloud layers. /sb


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        80  57  89  62  86  59 /   0   0  10  10  10  30
Coeur d`Alene  79  51  88  57  86  56 /   0   0  10  10  10  30
Pullman        81  52  89  54  83  53 /  10   0  10  10  10  30
Lewiston       89  62  96  63  89  61 /  10   0  10  10  10  30
Colville       80  50  90  52  88  53 /   0  10  10  10  10  10
Sandpoint      77  48  84  50  86  52 /   0  10  10  10  10  30
Kellogg        78  51  87  54  86  53 /   0   0  10  10  10  40
Moses Lake     85  55  91  57  86  56 /  10   0   0  10  10  10
Wenatchee      82  59  89  63  86  61 /  10   0   0  10  10  10
Omak           84  53  90  57  90  57 /  10  10  10  10  10  10

&&

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

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