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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
749 am PDT Sat Jul 23 2016

Synopsis...
a warm and mostly dry Summer pattern will arrive this weekend and
persist through next week. However there will be minor shower
and thunderstorm chances near the Canadian border, from time to
time, through Thursday. High temperatures in the 90s will be
common for nearly all towns Thursday through at least Saturday.



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Discussion...
showers and thunderstorms yesterday afternoon and evening over the
valleys of NE Washington and the Idaho Panhandle combined with
clearing overnight has resulted in a deep stratus layer this
morning. Have increased sky cover to account for this for places
like Colville, Sandpoint, Ione, and Metaline Falls. Given the
depth of the stratus...cloudy skies will likely linger into the
mid to late morning hours before dissipating. The lingering low
level moisture and heating of the day will lead to an abundance of
flat cumulus over the region this afternoon...especially NE
Washington into the Idaho Panhandle. In central Washington the mid
clouds from early this morning have cleared and have adjusted the
morning forecast to account for this as well.

A stable layer developing near 700mb this afternoon should limit
cumulus development resulting in a dry forecast across the region.
The one exception is the mountains of the north Idaho Panhandle where
a few showers may develop with the stable layer here not quite as
pronounced. Jw

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Aviation...
12z tafs: fog and low stratus will develop across the valleys of
northeast Washington and in the northern Idaho Panhandle through this
morning. Ksff and kcoe will be impacted with MVFR conditions
through 15z before burning off late in the morning. A weak upper
level disturbance will generate high cirrus, but will be exiting
the region after noon. This is expected to give way to fair
weather cumulus across the eastern portion of the basin and over
the higher terrain. /Svh

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 78 55 86 60 91 63 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coeur D'Alene 76 52 86 55 91 59 / 0 0 0 0 10 0
Pullman 77 47 86 50 91 54 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lewiston 85 57 93 61 98 64 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colville 81 49 88 51 93 55 / 10 0 0 0 10 0
Sandpoint 74 47 83 49 88 53 / 10 0 0 0 10 0
Kellogg 73 49 83 52 88 54 / 0 0 0 0 10 0
Moses Lake 84 54 91 57 96 61 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wenatchee 83 60 90 64 93 67 / 0 0 0 0 10 0
Omak 84 57 91 60 94 64 / 0 0 0 0 10 10

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