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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
926 PM PST Wednesday Feb 10 2016

Synopsis...
high pressure weakens over the next couple of days, allowing for
increasing precipitation chances. A warm front Thursday, followed
by a cold front passage Friday, will produce light valley rain
and High Mountain snow across much of the region. Unsettled
weather will continue through the weekend into early next week
with valley rain, High Mountain snow and breezy winds expected.
Temperatures will be quite mild on Monday with many locations
seeing highs in the mid 50s to low 60s.

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Discussion...
evening update to cool some of the forecast low temperatures for
tonight a few degrees and closer to their current dewpoints.
/Pelatti

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Aviation...

06z tafs: weak wave exiting the forecast area this evening but a
few lingering spotty showers remain. The ridge still remains in
place with abundant low level moisture and overnight and early
morning temperatures not too far from their dewpints...therfore
another repeat of MVFR/IFR low stratus ceilings and IFR/LIFR fog
remains in store overnight tonight and early Thursday morning.
Another weak disturbance will bring more light precipitation to
the aviation area tomorrow. /Pelatti

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 34 46 38 48 34 45 / 10 20 70 70 70 40
Coeur D'Alene 34 46 38 47 36 44 / 10 20 70 70 80 60
Pullman 37 51 42 52 37 47 / 10 10 20 50 60 40
Lewiston 42 55 44 57 41 53 / 0 10 20 40 50 40
Colville 32 41 35 42 33 42 / 10 20 80 60 70 50
Sandpoint 31 43 36 43 34 41 / 10 20 90 70 90 60
Kellogg 36 43 37 44 35 39 / 20 20 70 60 90 80
Moses Lake 33 46 37 48 34 49 / 0 20 40 50 30 10
Wenatchee 33 40 35 44 32 45 / 10 60 80 40 30 10
Omak 30 37 34 38 30 41 / 10 40 80 40 30 20

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Otx watches/warnings/advisories...
Idaho...none.
Washington...air stagnation advisory until 10 am PST Saturday for east slopes
northern Cascades-Moses Lake area-northeast mountains-
Okanogan Highlands-Okanogan Valley-upper Columbia Basin-
Waterville Plateau-Wenatchee area.

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