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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1050 am PDT Thursday Jul 24 2014

Synopsis...lingering showers will continue for the northern
mountains today as a cold front exits the region. Cool and breezy
weather is expected today behind the cold front. Temperatures will
rebound by the weekend and be accompanied by dry conditions. Hot
weather will return to the area on Sunday and early next week.



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Discussion...
small update today to reduce pops in the Okanogan Valley and east
slopes. The main precipitation threat for the remainder of today
will be along and ahead of a meridional band of showers currently
extending from Republic to Grand Coulee tied to a Theta-E axis
wrapping around the backside of yesterday's low pressure system.
Precipitation with this activity will generally be light with
rainfall amounts ranging between a trace to 0.01" in the basin to
up to 0.06" in the northern mountains. The main story for today
will be the cooler temperatures and windy conditions. We are
already seeing breezy conditions region-wide with gusts 25-35 mph
and this will be in place through early evening. Clearing skies
and lighter winds overnight will deliver a cool night for the
inland northwest with sheltered northern valleys likely to dip into the
40's while the basin cools into the 50's.

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Aviation...
18z tafs: an exiting low pressure system will bring some
cloudiness...more wdsprd across the north...and a threat of a
few light showers across NE Washington and nrn Idaho through 00z. Winds will
be the main aviation impact. Local wind gusts between 25 to 35 mph
will be possible this afternoon and early evening, focused
especially from 18-02z. /Sb



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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 70 50 76 54 84 59 / 20 10 0 0 0 0
Coeur D'Alene 67 49 74 48 82 54 / 20 10 0 0 0 0
Pullman 69 46 75 44 83 50 / 10 0 0 0 0 0
Lewiston 78 55 83 55 91 61 / 10 0 0 0 0 0
Colville 70 49 78 48 87 53 / 30 10 0 0 0 0
Sandpoint 65 47 72 47 81 50 / 40 10 0 0 0 0
Kellogg 64 49 72 49 81 56 / 20 10 0 0 0 0
Moses Lake 76 54 83 53 89 60 / 10 0 0 0 0 0
Wenatchee 73 57 82 60 87 65 / 10 0 0 0 0 0
Omak 74 52 82 53 88 58 / 10 10 0 0 0 0

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