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 Tue Mar 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...

Rain and mountain snow shower chances this morning will spread
south through the day, with light amounts this afternoon. This
comes ahead of another round of widespread moderate precipitation
that will arrive tonight and last until early Thursday. Friday
will bring a dry break period before more unsettled weather for
next weekend.

&&

.DISCUSSION...A relatively moist westerly flow aloft is bringing
scattered showers along the northern Cascades and the panhandle
mountains. Low and mid level clouds are blanketing the rest of the
region this morning. Light isentropically forced rain and
mountain snow will overspread the region this afternoon and
tonight enhanced by a mid level warm front moving in from the
southwest. This precip will spread southward ahead of the warm
front tonight into Wednesday. Precipitation amounts today will be
less than 0.05 inch. This system does has an ample fetch of
moisture that moves in by Wednesday morning with QPF amounts of
0.25-0.4 inch through the day on Wednesday. Wister/WFO Pendleton


&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFs: SCT-BKN clouds with bases 1500-2500 have been observed
at KCOE/KSFF/KGEG/KPUW this morning due to light precipitation as
indicated on WSR-88D. CIGs may fluctuate from MVFR to VFR at this
locations during the day. Clouds will thicken overnight and
moderate precipitation will develop after midnight with MVFR CIGs
expected at most TAF sites. Wister/WFO Pendleton

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        49  40  52  41  52  35 /  40  80 100  80  40   0
Coeur d`Alene  47  37  49  40  51  35 /  60  80 100  80  50  10
Pullman        49  40  52  42  50  36 /  20  50 100  90  70  20
Lewiston       55  42  56  44  54  38 /  10  40  80  80  70  10
Colville       48  37  48  38  52  33 /  80  90 100  50  20   0
Sandpoint      46  34  47  36  50  33 /  80  90 100  80  40   0
Kellogg        44  35  46  37  46  35 /  50  70 100  90  80  30
Moses Lake     57  43  59  41  59  35 /  30  70 100  20  10   0
Wenatchee      53  39  54  39  56  35 /  40  80  90  20  10   0
Omak           51  39  52  37  56  34 /  60  80 100  20  10   0

&&

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

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