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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
554 am PDT sun Apr 23 2017

Synopsis...
the inland northwest will return to a cool, breezy, and showery
weather pattern this week. The most widespread precipitation will
likely occur Tuesday night into Wednesday with the potential for a
half inch or more of rain over portions of the Idaho Panhandle. A
ridge of high pressure next weekend has the potential to bring the
region a day or two of drier weather.

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Discussion...
forecast update sent out to increase rain chances over the
Palouse to the central Panhandle mtns and points southeastward.
The mid level cold front that pushed through yesterday has become
hung up over this portion of the region with rain continuing to
fall over places like Pullman/Moscow, the Lewiston/Clarkston
valley, and over the Camas Prairie. This band is not expected to
move much through this morning. Stratiform rainfall will
transition to showers across this area as the atmosphere
destabilizes late this morning into the afternoon. No changes were
made for the rest of the region. We are still on track for
scattered showers by the afternoon. Showers will pop up over the
higher terrain near noon then expand into the basin late in the
afternoon and into the evening. /Svh

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Aviation...
12z tafs: a frontal band has stalled over extreme southeast Washington
and into the southern to central Idaho Panhandle. Expect light rain
to persist at times at kpuw and klws this morning with VFR cigs
between 4-6 kft agl. Showers will expand across much of the inland
northwest today as the atmosphere destabilizes under a cool upper
level trough. Showers will pop up over the higher terrain around
noon and then expand into the taf sites by the late afternoon and
evening hours. /Svh



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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 57 39 53 37 55 41 / 20 40 50 40 30 70
Coeur D'Alene 56 38 52 36 53 39 / 40 50 60 50 40 80
Pullman 56 39 52 37 55 42 / 30 50 70 60 30 90
Lewiston 61 43 58 42 60 45 / 70 40 70 70 30 80
Colville 59 38 55 36 56 41 / 30 40 50 30 40 70
Sandpoint 53 38 51 35 51 36 / 50 70 60 50 50 80
Kellogg 54 38 49 36 49 37 / 40 70 80 70 50 80
Moses Lake 63 41 59 37 62 45 / 20 30 30 20 10 40
Wenatchee 60 41 58 41 60 43 / 30 30 40 20 10 30
Omak 61 38 60 36 62 44 / 30 20 40 20 20 30

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

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