Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 061742
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
942 AM PST SAT FEB 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
Today will be breezy with rain and snow showers over the
mountains of the Idaho Panhandle and over the Cascades. Strong
high pressure will build over the Pacific Northwest Sunday
bringing dry weather and light winds. Mild high pressure is
expected for the first half of the week. The chance for light rain
will return Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Updates to the morning forecast include warming the forecast high
temperatures a few degrees and reworking some of the cloud cover
overhead this morning as a combination of middle and upper level
clouds streaming through and over the top of the ridge building
into the area is overrunning some lower level stratus clouds, but
not as much as was prevalent in the area a day or more ago. With
the upper level winds peaking overnight and decreasing through the
day this morning as the trof/weather disturbance associated with
them exits to the east there will be some gusts to the afternoon
winds but not to the degree which occurred overnight. /Pelatti



&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: A bit of slow stratus clouds still remains this morning
but primarily it is middle and high clouds streaming over the top
and through the ridge moving into the area as the trof responsible
for last nights increased winds and generally light precipitation
moves away and exits to the east. The ridge will remain for some
time so the forecast has some varying degrees of middle and high
clouds remaining as well with the low level winds becoming
generally more light and variable. /Pelatti

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        44  28  40  30  45  31 /  10   0  10  10   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  43  26  39  31  46  32 /  10   0  10  10   0   0
Pullman        45  30  44  34  50  35 /   0   0  10  10   0   0
Lewiston       53  32  50  37  52  36 /   0   0  10  10   0   0
Colville       40  27  36  30  41  31 /  10   0  10  10   0   0
Sandpoint      40  27  36  30  41  32 /  20  10  10  10   0   0
Kellogg        38  26  37  31  45  32 /  40  10  10  10   0   0
Moses Lake     47  29  43  29  45  31 /   0   0  10   0   0   0
Wenatchee      42  29  38  30  41  31 /   0   0  10   0   0   0
Omak           43  26  34  29  37  29 /   0   0  10  10   0   0

&&

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

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