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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1035 PM PDT Friday Apr 17 2015

Synopsis...
a weak cold front will move through the region tonight. This will
cool temperatures a bit for the weekend but the weather will
remain dry. Temperatures will warm next week with Tuesday being
the warmest day. Then weather will becoming showery for the
remainder of the week.



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Discussion...
early evening update to reduce cloud cover across much of the
region, except the northeastern portion of the region near the
Canadian border. Models show very dry air pushing in behind a cold
front that is currently draped across Washington from Portland to the
northern Panhandle. This dry northerly flow pushing in behind the
front is limiting cloud formation with the front. It is very
difficult, due to the lack of cloud cover, to make out the front
on visible or infrared satellite imagery; however, darkening on the
water vapor imagery paints the location of the front well. Most
areas away from the Canadian border will see clear to mostly clear
skies through the rest of this evening and tonight. /Svh



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Aviation...
06z tafs: a dry cold front pushing across eastern Washington will move
into the Idaho Panhandle and western Montana tonight. There will be a thin
strip of mid to high clouds along the front with clearing skies
behind as dry northernly flow filters into the region. This will
result in clear skies and VFR conditions at all taf sites through
06z Sunday. /Svh



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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 41 65 40 66 43 71 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coeur D'Alene 39 65 37 66 39 70 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pullman 40 63 39 65 40 69 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lewiston 44 67 42 69 44 73 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colville 40 67 38 69 41 73 / 20 0 0 0 0 0
Sandpoint 37 63 34 63 36 69 / 10 0 0 0 0 0
Kellogg 36 63 36 64 38 68 / 10 10 0 0 0 0
Moses Lake 44 70 39 71 41 76 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wenatchee 46 70 46 72 48 77 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Omak 41 69 40 72 43 76 / 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Otx watches/warnings/advisories...
Idaho...none.
Washington...none.
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