Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 220531
AFDOTX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1031 PM PDT THU AUG 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
FRIDAY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE WET FOR THE INLAND NORTHWEST WITH
GOOD CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS REGION-WIDE, INCLUDING THE
COLUMBIA BASIN AND PALOUSE. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND FREQUENT
LIGHTNING WILL ACCOMPANY THUNDERSTORMS. THE THREAT FOR WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE
WEEKEND, FOLLOWED BY A WARMER AND DRIER PATTERN BY THE MIDDLE OF
NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
THUNDERSTORMS ON THE DECREASE THIS EVENING BUT NOT TOTALLY GOING
AWAY AS ELEVATED FORCING MECHANISMS REMAIN IN THE VICINITY OF THE
LOW PRESSURE INFLUENCING THE AREA. MINOR ADJUSTMENTS TO POPS AND
QPF MADE. /PELATTI

&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: A SOMEWHAT MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS ASSOCIATED WITH
AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO INFLUENCE THE AVIATION
AREA FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. DURING THE DAYTIME HOURS SURFACE BASED
CONVECTIVE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR, PRIMARILY OVER
AND NEAR MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS BUT MOST TAF LOCATIONS WILL BE UNDER
THREAT FOR A CLOSE MISS OR BRIEF THUNDERSTORM FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. /MJF

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
SPOKANE        57  76  55  75  54  79 /  50  40  40  10  10  20
COEUR D`ALENE  56  74  52  73  51  76 /  70  60  50  10  10  20
PULLMAN        52  76  51  74  49  79 /  20  50  50  20  20  20
LEWISTON       61  81  59  79  56  84 /  20  20  50  30  20  10
COLVILLE       53  79  50  79  49  81 /  60  60  50  10  10  20
SANDPOINT      51  71  48  72  46  73 /  60  70  50  10  10  20
KELLOGG        54  68  51  68  47  72 /  70  70  60  40  20  30
MOSES LAKE     58  83  58  83  56  85 /  20  30  50  10   0  10
WENATCHEE      63  80  63  83  58  84 /  50  40  50  10  10  10
OMAK           60  80  58  82  53  85 /  60  60  40  10  10  20

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...NONE.
WA...FLASH FLOOD WATCH THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR EAST SLOPES
     NORTHERN CASCADES-OKANOGAN VALLEY-WENATCHEE AREA.

&&

$$



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