Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 021755
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
955 AM PST Tue Mar 2 2021

.SYNOPSIS...
A warming trend is then expected from mid to late week with dry
conditions Wednesday through Friday. By the weekend, temperatures
will cool back to seasonal normals along with an increasing threat
for showers and breezy conditions. Temperatures and snow levels
will drop further heading into next week with the possibility for
snow showers down in the valleys returning.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Zonal flow across the Northwest will deliver another day of mild
temperatures under a mix of sun and clouds. A weak system that
passed to our north this morning will bring a slight increase in
southwest winds today across the Columbia Basin and into the
Spokane Area with a few hours of wind gusts between 15-25 mph
possible. High pressure will begin to amplify overnight into
tomorrow with lighter winds for Wednesday and continued mild
temperatures as well as dry weather conditions.  /sb


&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: VFR conditions expected for the next 24 hours. Mid to
high level clouds will stream over Northeast WA and North ID from
time to time. A slight increase in southwest winds will impact
Ritzville to Spokane with gusts around 20 mph possible mainly
20-01z. Overnight, small potential for patchy fog within the
valleys of NE WA and N ID with greatest risk near water bodies.
/sb


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        52  30  53  30  55  36 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  51  30  51  28  53  33 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        47  30  51  31  54  36 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       56  33  56  33  57  37 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       51  29  50  28  53  33 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      49  31  48  30  50  32 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        46  32  50  31  53  35 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     56  30  56  32  57  38 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      51  30  50  33  52  38 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           50  29  48  31  52  38 /   0   0   0   0   0  10

&&

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

&&

$$



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