Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS66 KOTX 231737 AFDOTX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Spokane WA 937 AM PST Wed Jan 23 2019 .SYNOPSIS... After rain and snow showers today, expect clouds and fog to form tonight. The weather will then turn dry with night and morning fog and some afternoon sunshine in places. && .DISCUSSION... The Winter Storm Warning expired across northeast Washington and the northern Panhandle this morning. Radar indicated the band of heavier snow has slide south into the central Panhandle. Light snow showers in Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry should taper off through the morning. Heavy snow will continue over the central Panhandle into the afternoon. Overall, should see a decrease of snow today. Low clouds and fog should gradually lift this afternoon with some clearing. Gusty winds across southeast Washington && .AVIATION... 18z: Snow is ending across KCOE with MVFR conditions and skirting to the southeast. Light rain showers will be found from KPUW to KLWS, although gusty westerly winds will prevail into the afternoon under primarily VFR conditions. Northerly flow is increasing behind a cold front that is sagging across southeast Washington. Satellite shows some clearing across northeast Washington as drier air arrives, although not so confident that the clearing will persist through the afternoon in the KGEG-KSFF area. Mid clouds will thin from KMWH-KEAT with patchy MVFR conditions lifting. Main concern will be stratus and fog development once the sun goes down. Leaning toward degrading conditions to IFR with clouds and fog overnight as winds become light and boundary layer moisture remains saturated, especially in the early morning hours. /rfox. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... Spokane 39 26 36 30 35 27 / 40 0 10 20 20 10 Coeur d`Alene 38 27 37 31 35 28 / 60 0 10 20 20 10 Pullman 38 29 37 31 37 28 / 60 10 10 10 20 10 Lewiston 47 35 45 34 44 32 / 30 10 0 10 10 0 Colville 41 23 38 25 40 24 / 10 0 0 20 10 10 Sandpoint 39 28 34 30 36 29 / 40 0 20 40 20 10 Kellogg 37 28 37 32 37 30 / 90 10 50 30 30 10 Moses Lake 41 29 42 30 41 28 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wenatchee 44 29 38 31 40 30 / 10 0 0 0 0 0 Omak 40 25 36 27 38 27 / 10 0 0 0 0 0 && .OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ID...Winter Storm Warning until 4 PM PST this afternoon for Central Panhandle Mountains. WA...None. && $$

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