Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 231714
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1014 AM PDT Sat Jul 23 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
A warm and mostly dry summer pattern will arrive this weekend and
persist through next week. However there will be minor shower
and thunderstorm chances near the Canadian border, from time to
time, through Thursday. High temperatures in the 90s will be
common for nearly all towns Thursday through at least Saturday.


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.DISCUSSION...
Showers and thunderstorms yesterday afternoon and evening over the
valleys of NE Washington and the Idaho Panhandle combined with
clearing overnight has resulted in a deep stratus layer this
morning. Have increased sky cover to account for this for places
like Colville, Sandpoint, Ione, and Metaline Falls. Given the
depth of the stratus...cloudy skies will likely linger into the
mid to late morning hours before dissipating. The lingering low
level moisture and heating of the day will lead to an abundance of
flat cumulus over the region this afternoon...especially NE
Washington into the Idaho Panhandle. In Central Washington the mid
clouds from early this morning have cleared and have adjusted the
morning forecast to account for this as well.

A stable layer developing near 700mb this afternoon should limit
cumulus development resulting in a dry forecast across the region.
The one exception is the mountains of the N Idaho Panhandle where
a few showers may develop with the stable layer here not quite as
pronounced. JW

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: Stratus over the valleys of NE Washington and N Idaho
which includes Sandpoint and Colville will continue to lift
through the morning...with an abundance of flat cumulus expected
across the region this afternoon. Cumulus will dissipate near
sunset this evening with the loss of daytime heating. VFR
conditions will continue at the TAF sites through Sunday morning.
JW

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        78  55  86  60  91  63 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  76  52  86  55  91  59 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Pullman        77  47  86  50  91  54 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       85  57  93  61  98  64 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       81  49  88  51  93  55 /  10   0   0   0  10   0
Sandpoint      74  47  83  49  88  53 /  10   0   0   0  10   0
Kellogg        73  49  83  52  88  54 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Moses Lake     84  54  91  57  96  61 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      83  60  90  64  93  67 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Omak           84  57  91  60  94  64 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

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

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