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FXUS66 KOTX 271551
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National Weather Service Spokane WA
851 AM PDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Expect cool, breezy, and showery weather for Thursday and Friday.
Mountain passes could see a few inches of snow overnight Thursday
into Friday. A ridge of high pressure moves in Saturday
delivering a brief dry period before more unsettled weather moves
in Sunday and into early next week. Next Wednesday dry conditions
with average temperatures are expected.



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.DISCUSSION...
Morning update: Forecast generally on track with only minor
updates made to temperatures and precipitation chances. Water
vapor imagery shows a disturbance dropping through from the north
keeping scattered showers alive early this morning. Showers are
expected to expand in coverage by this afternoon and continue into
the evening hours, particularly across far eastern Washington and
the Idaho Panhandle. Cameras show some snow fell at our higher
elevations such as Lookout and Stevens Pass overnight and early
this morning but travel impacts are expected to remain minimal as
the late April sun angle takes hold. Southwest and westerly winds
will also remain elevated thru the afternoon hours. /Kalin

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.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: Though evening thunderstorms helped to moisten the
boundary layer at KGEG/KSFF/KCOE overnight, steady southwest winds
are keeping any fog from forming. A disturbance moving through
the area today will bring the return of rain showers later morning
into the afternoon for all terminals but KMWH and KEAT. Southwest
winds will remain breezy into the afternoon. Rain chances linger
into Friday morning for KLWS and KPUW. For KMWH/KEAT high
confidence of continued VFR conditions. BW




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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane 51 36 54 36 56 42 / 50 40 40 10 10 30
Coeur d'Alene 49 35 52 35 56 39 / 70 60 50 20 10 50
Pullman 50 37 52 37 56 42 / 50 50 30 10 0 40
Lewiston 55 39 57 39 63 46 / 40 40 30 0 0 30
Colville 52 37 56 37 58 40 / 50 30 40 20 10 40
Sandpoint 47 35 50 34 54 37 / 70 70 60 40 20 60
Kellogg 43 34 46 34 52 37 / 80 70 60 20 30 60
Moses Lake 61 38 62 36 63 46 / 10 10 10 0 0 10
Wenatchee 58 40 60 38 62 44 / 10 10 10 0 0 20
Omak 59 39 62 37 64 43 / 30 20 20 10 0 20

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