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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1056 PM PDT sun Jul 5 2015

Synopsis....
hot, dry and mostly clear but smoky conditions will continue
across the inland northwest, at least into Monday. Another
system drops in around Tuesday with a threat of showers and
thunderstorms, with the best chances across the northeast
mountains. Drier conditions return around mid-week, before
additional shower and thunderstorm chances return toward Friday
into next weekend.

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Discussion...
winds are very slowly diminishing around the region. This trend
will continue overnight. A shortwave ridge of high pressure will
nose into the region overnight keeping skies mostly clear. A few
mid to high level clouds will build over the region tomorrow as
the first very weak shortwave moves approaches from British Columbia toward
the inland northwest. Instability and available moisture is
minimal so any showers that may pop up Monday afternoon will be
very isolated and shortlived. Better chances for showers and
thunderstorms exist Tuesday.

Only other weather Worth mentioning this evening is increased
smoke from numerious wildfires in BC, Washington, and north Idaho.
A few of the fires showed rapid growth this afternoon so smoke
will likely linger through the week for much of the region.

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Aviation... 06z tafs: the evening update included a few more
tweaks to the winds diminishing overnight and then switching
directions Monday afternoon. All taf sites are expected to remain
VFR. The only thing that could change that are the wild fires in
the region. Smoke reduced visbility at puw this evening and I
suspect many taf sites could see restrictions depending on the
fire behavior over the next several days. The exact impacts of
these fires is challenging to forecast more than a few hours out.
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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 61 92 67 93 65 94 / 0 0 0 20 20 10
Coeur D'Alene 58 90 61 90 61 91 / 0 0 10 20 20 10
Pullman 53 90 57 92 56 92 / 0 0 0 10 10 10
Lewiston 66 98 69 99 69 99 / 0 0 0 10 10 10
Colville 57 94 63 95 60 97 / 0 0 10 30 20 10
Sandpoint 51 88 55 87 53 90 / 0 0 10 30 30 10
Kellogg 52 88 57 88 57 90 / 0 0 0 20 20 10
Moses Lake 66 98 67 100 69 100 / 0 0 10 10 10 0
Wenatchee 72 99 72 100 74 102 / 0 0 0 10 10 0
Omak 62 97 68 97 66 99 / 0 0 10 20 20 0

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