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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1026 PM PDT Sat Apr 19 2014

Synopsis...
a storm system will bring windy conditions this afternoon and
tonight with some showers mainly for the mountain zones. Easter
Sunday should be mild and mainly dry. After a warm and dry Monday,
a cool and unsettled weather pattern will return Tuesday and
linger through much of the week.

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Discussion...
some modification done to the forecast for tonight concerning the
general trend for gradual decrease in pops and wind and wind gusts
tonight, but it may be very late as the area behind the exiting
cold front has some clutter in terms of light showers and
disturbances conducive to mixing some breezy/gusty winds well
through the night in a few spots until it all exits closer to
12-15z Monday. Grids updates will get pushed out but the zone
forecast may be delayed some or just not sent depending upon how
the activity on the radar and the wind gusts in some locations
trend during this hour. /Pelatti

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Aviation...
06z tafs: an exiting cold front is taking most of the light
showers and/or sprinkles out of the aviation area overnight along
with a gradual decrease in the gusty/breezy wind conditions...otherwise
VFR conditions expected at all forecast sites through 06z Monday.
/Pelatti

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 35 58 39 67 44 54 / 20 0 0 0 50 70
Coeur D'Alene 35 57 37 68 46 54 / 30 0 0 0 40 70
Pullman 35 57 39 68 44 52 / 20 0 0 0 50 70
Lewiston 41 63 42 75 49 57 / 20 0 0 0 40 60
Colville 34 64 35 71 41 59 / 30 10 0 10 50 60
Sandpoint 35 57 35 67 43 53 / 50 10 0 0 20 70
Kellogg 36 55 35 68 41 51 / 40 20 0 0 20 80
Moses Lake 37 66 42 73 46 62 / 0 0 0 10 50 40
Wenatchee 41 67 46 70 48 60 / 0 0 0 10 50 40
Omak 33 66 39 70 44 60 / 10 0 0 20 50 40

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