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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1044 am PDT Monday Mar 30 2015

Synopsis...
the inland northwest will enjoy one last day of well above
average temperatures before a vigorous cold front arrives during
the early morning hours on Tuesday. The front will bring gusty
west winds and showers on Tuesday. Wednesday through the weekend
will be seasonably cool and unsettled with a chance for showers.

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Discussion...
rest of today: rising heights aloft and a surge of warm air will
work its way into ern WA on southerly winds to produce a dry and
warm fcst under partly to mostly mostly sunny skies. Sfc obs show
that the majority of any clouds will only be cirrus...helping to
produce high temps around 10-15f above normal. Record high temps
are not expected. The valley fog in north Idaho should be gone by late
morning.

For tonight and tues-Wed we'll be working on fine-tuning the
chance for showers late tonight over southeast WA and the cntrl Idaho
Panhandle...followed by very gusty winds, rain and thunder for
Tue. Winds will decrease Wed. Bz

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Aviation...
18z tafs: a cold front will arrive Tuesday morning. Between 06z-
12z, a narrow corridor of elevated instability over NE Oregon,
southeast WA, then north into the Spokane region, increasing the threat
of scattered high- based showers. Ceilings should remain VFR, but
drop to around 6-9k ft agl. A couple nocturnal lightning strikes
are not out of the question. Expect to see a dramatic increase in
west winds beginning around 15-18z...with gusts as high as 40 mph
possible by late morning.Bz

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 66 42 55 33 50 29 / 0 10 30 10 40 40
Coeur D'Alene 65 40 56 32 47 27 / 0 10 40 20 40 40
Pullman 67 42 55 33 47 30 / 0 20 30 20 40 40
Lewiston 73 47 59 37 53 32 / 0 20 40 10 30 30
Colville 68 38 59 32 52 29 / 0 10 60 30 40 40
Sandpoint 61 37 54 33 47 26 / 0 10 60 30 40 50
Kellogg 65 39 52 32 44 29 / 0 20 80 30 50 50
Moses Lake 71 43 61 35 56 30 / 0 10 20 10 20 20
Wenatchee 70 45 61 37 54 36 / 0 10 10 10 20 10
Omak 70 40 62 31 54 31 / 0 10 20 10 30 20

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