Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS66 KOTX 290532
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1032 PM PDT SAT MAY 28 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
The Memorial Day weekend will be cool and locally breezy.
Scattered showers are expected to impact the Idaho Panhandle and
northeast Washington at times over the holiday weekend. Sunday`s
system will also produce wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph during the
afternoon and evening along the East Slopes of the Cascades into
the Columbia Basin. Warmer weather will develop by Wednesday and
carry into next weekend.



&&

.DISCUSSION...
Evening update: forecast is on track. I made some minor
adjustments to cloud cover and the threat of showers threat
through the night. The shower threat was expanded further south
across Stevens/Pend Oreille county into the upper Columbia Basin,
mainly north of Highway 2, and at least through the the early
night across the eastern Waterville Plateau. I wouldn`t rule out
some sprinkles further south but the risk is rather slim. Either
way the entire shower threat tonight looks isolated and
precipitation amounts should be light. The cold front then pushes
in Sunday from the west, with a better shower threat and winds
picking up through the late morning and afternoon /J. Cote`

&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: The next system swings into the region over the next
24 hours. Tonight the leading shower threat will be found over
the northern mountains and far northern Columbia Basin. TAF sites
will main see middle to high clouds, though some stray sprinkles
cannot be ruled out near GEG to COE around overnight. Sunday the
main cold front/trough swings in, with a threat of showers around
the mountains and eastern TAF sites in the afternoon. There will
also be a threat of thunderstorms, but the risk will mainly be
north and east of the TAF sites. Winds increase again Sunday,
especially after midday. Gusts near 20-35kts are possible,
strongest late near the EAT. The shower threat and winds will
then start to abate after 02-04Z, but will be slowest again near
the Cascades. /J. Cote`


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        46  68  44  69  45  75 /  10  20  10  10  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  45  68  44  69  43  73 /  10  20  10  20  10   0
Pullman        45  68  43  67  42  72 /   0  10   0  10   0   0
Lewiston       49  75  50  75  49  81 /   0  10   0  10   0   0
Colville       45  69  43  72  42  80 /  20  30  20  20  10   0
Sandpoint      43  65  43  67  39  73 /  10  40  20  20  20   0
Kellogg        42  65  43  64  39  71 /  10  20  20  20  20   0
Moses Lake     49  75  46  76  45  82 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      51  73  49  75  54  81 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Omak           47  72  45  76  49  81 /  20  20   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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