Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 061759
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1059 AM PDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
Today will be warm and breezy with afternoon temperatures in the
upper 70s and lower 80s. The warm weather will persist into
Saturday. The arrival of a cold front will bring gusty winds to
much of the Inland Northwest Sunday. Monday will likely be the
coolest day next week with scattered showers and high temperatures
in the 60s and low 70s. A return to warmer than average conditions
is likely by Wednesday.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Rest of today: Updated the fcst only to add a few very light
sprinkles over the southern and central Pend Oreille and Stevens
counties generated from mostly cloudy skies with ceilings around
7-9k ft agl. this cloud deck was moving slowly west. With drier
air advecting into the region behind a cold frontal passage we
expect this pcpn threat to slowly end during the day. Pressure
gradients support gusty N/NE winds today...possibly approaching
wind advsy criteria briefly for Bonner and Boundary counties...as
well as the Okanogan Valley. with the dry air moving in... the
best chance of showers and embedded isolated thunderstorms will be
limited to mainly over extreme SE Wa and the Camas Prairie region
of Idaho. bz

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: The main focus on aviation will be gusty north to
northeast winds. The strongest winds will impact airports such as
Omak, Moses Lake, Sandpoint, Coeur D Alene, and Spokane. Winds
will peak today...but remain breezy through Saturday for sites
such as KCOE and KSZT.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        78  53  82  52  73  44 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  77  50  82  50  72  43 /   0   0   0   0  10  10
Pullman        76  49  79  49  69  42 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       81  53  84  54  75  46 /  10  10  10  10   0   0
Colville       82  46  85  48  76  43 /   0   0   0   0  10  10
Sandpoint      73  44  80  45  70  43 /  10   0   0   0  20  20
Kellogg        74  44  80  47  68  41 /  10  10   0   0  10  10
Moses Lake     83  53  87  51  78  46 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      82  57  86  56  75  47 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           82  52  86  51  77  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10

&&

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

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