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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
429 PM PDT Monday Jul 27 2015

Synopsis....
a slow moving low will bring showers and a few thunderstorms to
the Idaho Panhandle and eastern Washington this afternoon. By mid
evening, this low pressure system will exit the region and our
chance for precipitation will come to an end for the week. Hot
and dry weather will develop by Wednesday and could linger through
the weekend and into next week.



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Discussion...

Tuesday night through monday: drier, hotter conditions return to
the inland northwest. Low pressure exits and a Flat Ridge/zonal flow
envelopes the Pacific northwest and the main jet axis lifts north.
This will help bring drier, hotter air in with nearly no
precipitation threat until next weekend. Even then the
precipitation chances will be limited. Temperatures in the 90s are
supported over most of the valley and basin areas, with some 100s
over the deeper Columbia Basin. Lower relative humidity values will accompany
this warm up but right now we are not seeing any particularly
strong winds with them. So fire weather concerns are not high at
this moment, but this will be monitored. We also continue to
monitor the potential for some monsoonal moisture and the
associated possibility of thunderstorms creeping in from Oregon
toward next weekend and early next week. This threat may be
further enhanced by energy coming in from the Pacific but models
diverge on the details of this latter point. For now, look for
some threat of thunderstorms approaching the Blue Mountains and
Camas Prairie next weekend. /J. Cote'

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Aviation...
00z tafs: scattered showers and thunderstorms may cause brief
MVFR conditions until 3z today but VFR conditions should prevail.
Decreasing clouds cover expected through the remainder of the
night with some patchy fog and low clouds between 9z to 15z
Tuesday which erodes very quickly to allow VFR conditions to
continue to prevail to 00z Wednesday. /Pelatti

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 51 79 57 88 62 93 / 20 0 0 0 0 0
Coeur D'Alene 48 79 51 87 57 92 / 40 0 0 0 0 0
Pullman 44 77 51 88 54 93 / 20 0 0 0 0 0
Lewiston 54 85 58 95 64 101 / 20 0 0 0 0 0
Colville 47 82 50 90 53 95 / 20 0 0 0 0 0
Sandpoint 44 76 45 84 49 89 / 50 0 0 0 0 0
Kellogg 45 77 49 85 55 91 / 60 0 0 0 0 0
Moses Lake 52 85 56 94 60 99 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wenatchee 58 86 59 95 66 99 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Omak 52 87 52 94 58 98 / 10 0 0 0 0 0

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