Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1034 PM PDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Scattered mountain showers will continue overnight. Showery and
breezy is expected weather for Saturday. Sunday looks dry.
Unsettled weather returns Sunday night into Monday and continues
through next week, with several more rounds of rain and mountain
snow expected.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Made a few updates to the forecast. Front has moved quickly
through eastern Washington this evening and is making its way
through north Idaho before midnight. Skies cleared behind the
front, although mid level clouds and instabiltiy will increase as
the upper trough moves over the region along with a weak embedded
impulse. The HRRR has done a good job on the exit to the front,
but it does indicates some light showers across the northern
mountains overnight. Breezy post frontal westerly winds span the
Columbia Basin, into the Palouse and Spokane area. /rfox.

&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFs: Front and postfrontal showers have exited the region.
A wave is moving over the northern Cascades with mid/upper level
moisture moving across north central Washington with a veil of
AC/CI overnight. VFR conditions are likely from KEAT-KMWH-KPUW-
KLWS overnight, although some patchy fog is possible. In the
KGEG-KCOE corridor, moist southwest flow looks to be weaker and
enhanced upslope MVFR stratus with areas of IFR cigs overnight.
Some subtle improvement is possible as the wave passed through the
region. Widely scattered showers are possible across the northern
mountains late tonight into early Sat morning. Mountain showers
are likely by afternoon as cigs improve to VFR in most areas. Some
gusty winds may materialize by afternoon. /rfox.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        36  50  32  49  38  51 /  40  30  10  40  70  70
Coeur d`Alene  36  48  31  48  36  48 /  70  50  10  30  80  70
Pullman        37  49  34  51  39  49 /  10  30  10  40  70  80
Lewiston       39  55  37  55  41  55 /  10  40  10  30  60  70
Colville       35  50  29  47  35  49 /  20  30  10  30  60  60
Sandpoint      33  46  30  46  33  46 /  70  70  20  10  80  70
Kellogg        34  44  31  47  34  44 /  80  80  20  20  90  70
Moses Lake     37  58  32  53  39  58 /   0  10  10  50  60  20
Wenatchee      35  53  32  47  36  53 /   0   0   0  60  70  20
Omak           35  53  29  48  36  53 /  10  10   0  60  70  40

&&

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

$$


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