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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1034 PM PDT Fri Mar 24 2017

Synopsis...
scattered mountain showers will continue overnight. Showery and
breezy is expected weather for Saturday. Sunday looks dry.
Unsettled weather returns Sunday night into Monday and continues
through next week, with several more rounds of rain and mountain
snow expected.

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Discussion...
made a few updates to the forecast. Front has moved quickly
through eastern Washington this evening and is making its way
through north Idaho before midnight. Skies cleared behind the
front, although mid level clouds and instabiltiy will increase as
the upper trough moves over the region along with a weak embedded
impulse. The hrrr has done a good job on the exit to the front,
but it does indicates some light showers across the northern
mountains overnight. Breezy Post frontal westerly winds span the
Columbia Basin, into the Palouse and Spokane area. /Rfox.

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Aviation...
06z tafs: front and postfrontal showers have exited the region.
A wave is moving over the northern Cascades with mid/upper level
moisture moving across north central Washington with a veil of
ac/cirrus overnight. VFR conditions are likely from keat-kmwh-kpuw-
klws overnight, although some patchy fog is possible. In the
kgeg-kcoe corridor, moist southwest flow looks to be weaker and
enhanced upslope MVFR stratus with areas of IFR cigs overnight.
Some subtle improvement is possible as the wave passed through the
region. Widely scattered showers are possible across the northern
mountains late tonight into early Sat morning. Mountain showers
are likely by afternoon as cigs improve to VFR in most areas. Some
gusty winds may materialize by afternoon. /Rfox.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 36 50 32 49 38 51 / 40 30 10 40 70 70
Coeur D'Alene 36 48 31 48 36 48 / 70 50 10 30 80 70
Pullman 37 49 34 51 39 49 / 10 30 10 40 70 80
Lewiston 39 55 37 55 41 55 / 10 40 10 30 60 70
Colville 35 50 29 47 35 49 / 20 30 10 30 60 60
Sandpoint 33 46 30 46 33 46 / 70 70 20 10 80 70
Kellogg 34 44 31 47 34 44 / 80 80 20 20 90 70
Moses Lake 37 58 32 53 39 58 / 0 10 10 50 60 20
Wenatchee 35 53 32 47 36 53 / 0 0 0 60 70 20
Omak 35 53 29 48 36 53 / 10 10 0 60 70 40

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

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