Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 280304
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
804 PM PDT Wed Jul 27 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
Dry and hot weather is expected Thursday and Friday. A cold front
arrives this weekend, bringing breezy conditions and cooler
weather for the start of next week.


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.DISCUSSION...
Evening update: Surfaced based convection is dieing off this
evening with the loss of daytimg heating. Still a few light
showers as of 8 pm showing up on radar in the mountains north of
Lake Chelan...and over the far northern Idaho Panhandle near
Eastport. With no additional waves of energy to move in
tonight...models and satellite trends indicate clearing skies
through the evening. A slightly drier air mass...light winds...and
clearing skies will allow for more efficient radiational cooling
tonight. Latest model guidance is going a bit cooler than
previously forecast for most places across Eastern Washington and
north Idaho and have lowered temperatures slightly. Over Central
Washington relatively milder low temperatures will occur courtesy
of 5-10 mph downvalley winds in places like Omak, Wenatchee, and
Ephrata.  JW

&&

.AVIATION...
00z TAFS: Overall a quieter evening in store compared to last
night. A couple mountain showers are expected with a slight chance
of thunderstorms. These will die down around sunset with the loss
of daytime heating. For Thursday afternoon cumulus may build up
into an isolated thunderstorm mainly for the mountains surrounding
the Methow Valley. For the TAF sites...expect clear to mostly
clear skies and VFR conditions through Thursday afternoon. JW


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        65  93  68  94  64  89 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  61  92  63  93  61  88 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Pullman        55  92  57  93  57  88 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       68  99  69 100  67  97 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       58  95  60  95  55  91 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      55  88  57  89  55  85 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        55  89  57  90  57  85 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     65  98  66  99  61  92 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      70  98  70  98  66  89 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           65  97  68  98  64  92 /   0  10   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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