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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1021 am PST Sat Feb 13 2016

Synopsis...
as an upper level disturbance exits the region, light showers will
decrease today leaving partial clearing and breezy winds. Areas of
fog and light winds will persist in the Cascade valleys. Unsettled
weather will return by this afternoon and through the rest of
weekend with valley rain, High Mountain snow and gusty winds
expected. Temperatures will be quite mild, especially on Monday
with many locations seeing highs in the mid 50s to low 60s. Near
record high temperatures are possible.

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Discussion...
updated the forecast to allow the air stagnation advisory to
expire across the Columbia Basin. Enough southwest breezes are
expect to mix the lower atmosphere. Meanwhile, light winds and
stagnant conditions are expected to continue in the east slopes of
the northern Cascades and the Okanogan Valley through the weekend
and into early next week. Showers will continue to decrease across
north Idaho through midday, while clouds and light stratiform
precipitation will increase across the Cascades with the arrival
of the next weather system. Snow levels will remain high enough to
support rain and mountain snow. /Rfox.

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Aviation...
18z tafs: low clouds and LIFR fog will bounce around in the keat.
Expect improvements through the afternoon and early evening with
the arrival of the light rain. But once the precipitation tapers
off overnight, anticipate the LIFR conditions to return under the
light winds. Meanwhile, occasional MVFR cigs will be a concern in
the kgeg-kcoe corridor and down to kpuw as moist southwest breezes
blow and enhance the low level upslope flow. Mountains will be
obscured across north Idaho and northeast Washington with light
showers. The band of rain will push across eastern Washington this
evening with several hours of rain at the taf sites and local MVFR
cigs. As the precipitation tapers off by early Sunday morning
there is good confidence that MVFR and locally IFR cigs will
return especially for the eastern taf sites.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 45 35 51 43 55 43 / 10 70 50 60 10 10
Coeur D'Alene 45 35 51 41 53 42 / 20 80 60 70 30 10
Pullman 47 38 50 46 56 44 / 10 100 60 80 10 10
Lewiston 52 41 56 48 63 46 / 10 100 60 70 10 0
Colville 42 32 43 37 51 42 / 20 80 30 40 20 10
Sandpoint 43 33 41 37 50 42 / 20 90 60 80 60 40
Kellogg 43 33 45 38 46 41 / 50 100 90 90 80 50
Moses Lake 48 37 52 43 61 43 / 20 60 20 10 0 0
Wenatchee 41 34 47 39 57 41 / 20 60 20 10 10 10
Omak 39 31 40 34 49 37 / 20 60 20 10 10 10

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Otx watches/warnings/advisories...
Idaho...none.
Washington...air stagnation advisory until 10 am PST Tuesday for east slopes
northern Cascades-Okanogan Valley.

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