Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 290335
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
835 PM PDT Wed Sep 28 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
Another unseasonably mild day is on tap for Thursday with a
slight increased chance of evening and overnight showers and
thunderstorms. Noticeable cooling will begin on Friday with a
another chance of showers and a few thunderstorms. A strong
pattern shift to much cooler and unsettled conditions will begin
this weekend and continue into next week.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Minor update sent to sky cover tonight based on latest satellite
trends. This evening a narrow band of altocumumlus extended from
the Blue Mountains to the Central Panhandle Mountains with another
narrow band of mid and high clouds from Chelan to the Okanogan
Highlands. This mid and high level moisture will continue to
stream in tonight from the southwest but overall moisture is
limited and skies across the region will be mostly clear. JW

&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: Mostly clear skies and light winds will continue at the
TAF sites. Increasing instability Thursday afternoon will result
in a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms over the mountains
of the Idaho Panhandle. Then a wave coming up from the southwest
will increase mid level moisture and instability around KPUW/KMWH after
03z Friday with KLWS on the eastern fringes. Scattered showers may
develop along with a slight chance of thunderstorms. These will be
high based with VFR conditions persisting at all TAF sites. This
activity is expected to reach the KGEG/KSFF/KCOE TAF sites 07-10z
Friday. JW


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  79  51  73  47  63 /   0   0  50  50  50  20
Coeur d`Alene  52  79  51  73  48  62 /   0  10  40  30  60  60
Pullman        52  79  50  75  46  62 /   0   0  50  10  50  30
Lewiston       58  84  56  79  53  68 /   0   0  20  10  30  40
Colville       47  81  48  74  45  66 /   0   0  20  30  50  50
Sandpoint      48  77  48  71  45  61 /   0  10  30  40  60  60
Kellogg        52  78  50  72  46  59 /   0  10  20  20  40  70
Moses Lake     49  80  49  75  44  68 /   0   0  30  20  10  10
Wenatchee      53  78  51  74  47  67 /   0   0  10  10  10  20
Omak           49  80  50  75  45  68 /   0   0  10  10  20  20

&&

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

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