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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1105 PM PDT Sat Jul 4 2015

Synopsis....
hot and dry weather will be featured for the Independence day
weekend. Winds will shift to the north overnight and increase as
a front sags in from Canada. Aside from isolated shower chances
toward the Idaho Panhandle, conditions looking dry and warm into
the first half of next week. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms returns late next week.



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Discussion...
a cold front is pushing down across northern Washington and Idaho
this evening. Winds will continue to increase through the night as
the front moves through. Winds will peak early Sunday morning
before decreasing through the late morning and afternoon hours.
Radar is now beginning to show some returns, but doubt it is much
more than some virga or sprinkles at best. /Nisbet

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Aviation...
06z tafs: wind speeds 15 to 25 kts with gusts toward 30 to 35 kts
will be possible, especially toward Coe and mwh late tonight and
early Sunday morning. Winds are expected to slowly decrease later
in the day Sunday, but gusts toward 20 to 25kts will be possible
even after 18-20z. Expect some elevated layers of smoke from
regional wildfires. All taf sites will be dry and VFR.



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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 67 89 61 91 67 93 / 0 10 0 0 0 10
Coeur D'Alene 62 85 57 89 61 90 / 0 10 10 0 0 10
Pullman 58 89 53 90 56 92 / 0 10 10 0 0 10
Lewiston 71 98 65 98 68 99 / 0 10 10 0 0 0
Colville 61 92 57 94 62 93 / 0 10 0 0 10 20
Sandpoint 55 83 49 88 54 86 / 10 10 10 0 10 30
Kellogg 61 83 52 88 57 87 / 10 10 10 0 0 20
Moses Lake 71 97 66 98 67 102 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wenatchee 74 98 72 99 72 100 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Omak 66 96 63 97 65 97 / 0 0 0 0 10 10

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Otx watches/warnings/advisories...
Idaho...none.
Washington...red flag warning until 1 PM PDT Sunday for East Washington
northeast (zone 686).

Red flag warning until 3 PM PDT Sunday for East Washington
northern Columbia Basin (zone 673)-East Washington Okanogan
Highlands (zone 687)-East Washington Okanogan/Methow
valleys (zone 684).

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