Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 290318
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
818 PM PDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
The weather Sunday and Monday should be mild and relatively dry.
Another fast moving front on Tuesday will bring more showers and
windy conditions. The pattern of unsettled weather will continue
through the work week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
The forecast has been updated for latest wind/sky cover trends.
Overall these changes were very minor.

With the setting sun and loss of daytime heating the lower
atmosphere will continue to stabilize through tonight. Winds early
this evening have decreased with this trend expected to continue
through the night as pressure gradients relax. Otherwise expect
mid and high clouds to continue to pass through the region tonight
as a moist frontal system remains aimed north of the Canadian
border from Vancouver Island into southern British Columbia. These
mid and high clouds are expected to increase overnight...which
should prevent fog formation in the northern valleys...although a
few stray patches can not be ruled out. Radar composites indicate
showers have ended across the area...except near the Cascade crest
where a few showers will remain possible through the night. JW

&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: Gusty winds as well as isolated showers over the Idaho
Panhandle will subside early this evening as pressure gradients
begin to relax, mixing potential decreases, and the atmosphere
stabilizes. The next system will spread an increase in mid and
high clouds across the area overnight into Sunday. Patchy fog may
develop between 9-15z Sunday for the northern valleys...but should
not impact any of the TAF sites.  JW


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        38  58  40  63  43  55 /   0  10  10  10  10  50
Coeur d`Alene  36  58  38  65  41  54 /   0  10  10  10  20  60
Pullman        38  58  41  65  44  52 /   0  10  10  10  30  60
Lewiston       40  64  43  69  46  56 /   0   0   0   0  20  50
Colville       37  60  40  64  41  57 /   0  10  10  10  20  50
Sandpoint      35  56  37  61  38  51 /   0  10  10  10  20  70
Kellogg        36  56  38  63  40  48 /  10  10  10  10  30  70
Moses Lake     39  65  40  68  43  60 /   0  10   0   0  10  20
Wenatchee      42  64  44  68  45  58 /   0  10  10  10  10  20
Omak           38  62  39  67  41  60 /  10  10  10  10  20  40

&&

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

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