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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
750 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...
00z tafs: radar shows back edge of the rain reaching the kgeg-kcoe
corridor and kpuw area by 02z with clearing lagging behind. VFR
conditions expected in keat, while the IFR cigs in kmwh should
improve early this evening. Klws hasn't seem much pcpn and despite
the lower cloud deck, conditions should stay VFR. West to
southwest flow will prevail through the night and keep the
boundary layer mixed. So confidence on fog forming is low,
although some low sct stratus is possible through early morning.
Taf sites should remain mostly dry with an increase of a
stratacumulus deck in the eastern taf sites. Light showers are
possible after 21z near kcoe and in the Panhandle mountains.
/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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