Weather Service Report


895 
FXUS66 KOTX 040536
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1036 PM PDT MON AUG 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS....
The ongoing drought, combined with high heat and low humidity
will contribute to high fire danger throughout the Inland
Northwest. Cooler temperatures and windy conditions are
expected...especially Tuesday and Wednesday following the arrival
of a cold front. Another threat of showers and thunderstorms
arrives next weekend.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
A mid level wave is tracking across Eastern Washington this
evening and will reach North Idaho during the late evening and
overnight hours. Given the very dry low level atmosphere most of
the echoes seen on radar are evaporating before reaching the
ground...although have had several reports of sprinkles. Exception
is around Colville and Northport where a nearly stationary band of
showers between 6 PM and 8 PM allowed the lower atmosphere to
moisten with a couple places reporting .01 to .02 inches of rain.
This band of showers may also have contributed to gusty outflow
winds in this area with reports of tree damage around Metaline
Falls. Thus far there have been no lightning with this activity
and models show this should be the case for the remainder of
tonight with very limited mid level instability to work with.
Clouds tonight should keep low temperatures mild over North Idaho
and adjacent portions of far NE Washington and have increased low
temps in these areas. Also tweaked precipitation chances and winds
slightly based on latest trends. JW

&&

.AVIATION... 
06Z TAFS: A weak wave tracking across the region tonight will
result in a broad area of mid and high clouds with spotty light
shower activity or sprinkles over NE Washington and North Idaho.
Gradual clearing is expected from west to east behind this wave
overnight into Tuesday morning. A drier westerly flow will result
in mostly clear skies on Tuesday...except for mainly flat cumulus
over the mountains. Gusty winds are expected during the afternoon
and early evening. JW

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        66  87  59  81  57  78 /  10   0   0   0   0  10 
Coeur d'Alene  64  87  57  82  55  79 /  10  10  10   0   0  10 
Pullman        57  86  53  81  52  78 /  10  10  10   0   0   0 
Lewiston       68  95  64  89  61  87 /  10  10  10   0   0  10 
Colville       60  89  56  85  55  80 /  30  10  10  20  10  10 
Sandpoint      62  85  50  80  49  76 /  10  10  10   0  10  10 
Kellogg        62  86  54  81  53  76 /  20  10  10   0   0   0 
Moses Lake     62  92  59  87  58  84 /  10   0   0   0   0   0 
Wenatchee      69  90  66  87  64  85 /  10   0   0   0   0   0 
Omak           62  92  57  87  57  84 /  10   0   0  10   0  10 

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...Red Flag Warning until 9 PM PDT Wednesday for East Washington 
     Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-East Washington Northern 
     Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-East Washington Palouse and 
     Spokane Area (Zone 674)-East Washington South Central 
     Cascade Valleys (Zone 676).

&&

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