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FXUS66 KOTX 220450
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
950 PM PDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.SYNOPSIS...
Winds will decrease this evening allowing temperatures to be 
chilly tonight with most areas dipping into the 30s. Much of next 
week is expected to be dry with our warmest weather of the spring 
season thus far. By Thursday and Friday, some of our lowland areas
will have a shot of reaching 80 degrees or more.


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.DISCUSSION...
Evening update: Update sent to adjust sky cover for the remainder
of tonight. The mid level wave that brought an abundance of
orographic cirrus early this evening has shifted east into the
Idaho Panhandle and NW Montana late this evening with a break in 
the high clouds over most of Central and Eastern Washington.
Another weak wave passes through overnight bringing a renewed
round of high clouds.  

Concerning the winds, these have been on the decrease this evening
with weakening pressure gradients and decrease in mixing. No
changes to the wind forecast although did remove evening gusty
wind wording from the Zone Forecast.  JW

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.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: Occasional mid and high clouds are expected through
Sunday with winds generally 10 kts or less. VFR conditions will
continue at the TAF sites.  JW

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        33  57  36  65  39  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0 
Coeur d'Alene  33  56  34  64  36  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0 
Pullman        32  55  33  63  37  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0 
Lewiston       38  63  39  69  40  77 /   0   0   0   0   0   0 
Colville       32  61  32  69  34  74 /   0   0   0   0   0   0 
Sandpoint      31  55  33  62  34  68 /   0   0   0   0   0   0 
Kellogg        32  55  34  62  34  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0 
Moses Lake     36  63  34  69  38  75 /   0   0   0   0   0   0 
Wenatchee      39  62  39  68  42  73 /   0   0   0   0   0   0 
Omak           35  62  36  69  38  75 /   0   0   0   0   0   0 

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.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.

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