Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 270548
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1048 PM PDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Expect warm and dry weather for the next several days.
There is a slight chance of thunderstorms across southeast
Washington into the southern Panhandle late today into Thursday
afternoon. Breezy winds will also develop across the Columbia
Basin Thursday afternoon. Hot weather will return for the weekend
and into early next week.


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.DISCUSSION...
Evening update: much of the convection to the south of the CWA is
waning and the remains of some clouds are spreading across the
southeastern CWA. Overall quiet evening. I removed the mention of
showers from the southeast for the night and made some tweaks to
sky cover. It is a bit breezier near the Cascades, not by much,
but I did increase winds slightly through the night. Otherwise the
forecast looks on tracks. /J. Cote`

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.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: VFR conditions are expected for much of the upcoming
period. Patchy smoke will linger near area wildfires in the
northern valleys. Middle to high clouds will increase across
southeast WA and lower ID and northeastward. A slight risk of -tsra
exists near the Blue Mountains/Camas Prairie, with the main risk
south of TAF sites. However we will monitor radar trends should
any move off the higher terrain. Breezy conditions will develop
through Thursday afternoon, with gusts around 15-20kts possible,
before they start to wane after dark in most spots. The main areas
where they may remain breezy after dark will be near EAT and LWS.
/J. Cote`


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        64  91  60  89  62  92 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  59  90  57  89  57  92 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Pullman        59  88  57  88  58  91 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       67  97  63  97  66  99 /   0  10  10   0  10   0
Colville       56  92  55  91  54  93 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      52  88  50  88  49  90 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        58  88  56  87  56  90 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     61  95  57  92  57  95 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      68  92  63  91  63  93 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           63  95  61  93  59  96 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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