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|Sunrise 5:08AM||Sunset 9:02PM||Friday July 3, 2020 8:06 PM PDT (03:06 UTC)||Moonrise 7:01PM||Moonset 2:39AM||Illumination 98%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Spokane WA 407 PM PDT Fri Jul 3 2020
SYNOPSIS. The holiday weekend will see temperatures near normal for early July and dry for much of the Inland Northwest. A weak front on Independence Day will bring passing high clouds with filtered sunshine and a light afternoon breezy. Showery conditions return Monday evening and linger into the middle of next week as temperatures hover near seasonal levels.
DISCUSSION. Tonight through Independence Day: A closed low pressure system sits spinning over southwestern BC this afternoon. The trough will spend the next 12 hours stretching out and weakening. There is some weak mid level instability along an axis from northeast Oregon into the Central Panhandle Mountains where high based showers are expected to develop late this evening into the overnight hours. A lack of forcing and instability should limit the amount of precipitation that falls from these cells, but cannot completely rule out lightning as well. It's also possible that only some Altocumulus Castellanus (ACCAS) cloud cover will be observed with virga falling from their base. The mid level front will push across in the morning, but little in the way of a surface reflection will occur with minimal cold air advection resulting in a weak pressure gradient. Temperatures will be slightly cooler on Independence Day compared to today and slightly breezy across open areas of the basin. Showers will be confined to the far northern mountains near the Canadian border where 500 mb temps will only cool to around 18.5 Celsius with the cold pool aloft.
Saturday night through Monday night: The weather will remain benign into early next week. temperatures will hover right around normal for early July with highs in the upper 70s and 80s. Sunny skies for the most part as well. Clouds will begin to thicken over the Cascades Monday afternoon with the arrival of another weak shortwave disturbance. /SVH
Monday through Friday: Deterministic and ensemble model solutions are in good agreement that a long wave trough will remain positioned over the Pac NW through next week. This will equate to another week of near to below normal temperatures, locally breezy winds, and at times . showers & thunderstorms. The main precipitation threat over the course of the week will be focused in two areas. The first will be across the northern mountains including the North Cascades, Okanogan Highlands, and North Idaho. The second will be across the far southeast around the Camas Prairie . L-C Valley . and Blue Mtns; at times, this southern threat could expand as far north as Pullman and Kellogg.
Our first threat for showers and weak thunderstorms will arrive Monday afternoon into Monday evening with the passage of a shortwave. The shortwave will lift east of the region Tuesday but leave an upper-level cold pool in its wake. The cool air aloft combined with afternoon heating will promote hit or miss showers and a few thunderstorms for Tuesday afternoon and early evening. The highest risk for showers will be over the northern mountains but I think we will see some of this activity expand further southward toward Wilbur . Davenport . and Spokane in the afternoon and early evening. The cold pool will moderate on Wednesday reducing our instability and shower potential. Models are struggling with the details of the next shortwave within the Thursday-Friday time-frame so forecast leans heavily toward the ensemble means which would once again favor the mountains for the highest risk for showers . yet this has potential to change as this late week system gets dialed in.
We do not anticipate strong winds this week. However, breezy conditions will be possible through the Cascade Gaps and across the Columbia Basin with each passing wave. This includes Monday- Tuesday and again Thursday-Friday. Speeds will generally be in the 10-20 mph range. The warmest temperatures of the week will be Monday with afternoon highs topping out in the upper 70s ( N Mtns) to upper 80s (Lower Basin). The air mass cools 4-6 degrees for Tuesday and Wednesday with highs falling back into the lower 70s to lower 80s. Trends will begin warming again for late week back closer to our seasonal numbers. Pretty remarkable thing is the fact that we see little to no 90s anywhere in our forecast area through the entire period. /sb
AVIATION. 00z TAFS: A closed low pressure circulation will spin over southwestern BC into the overnight hours. Airfields near the Cascades, such as KEAT, KOMK, KEPH and KMWH, will see thickening high clouds through the evening. There is an axis of mid level instability extending from northeast Oregon into the Central Panhandle Mountains. The incoming front tonight will interact with this instability producing high based showers into KPUW and KLWS beginning around mid evening and continuing into tonight. Showers look to be weak with an outside chance for thunderstorm development. Showers with the upper trough tomorrow will be confined near the Canadian border. /SVH
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Spokane 50 76 50 79 52 82 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 Coeur d'Alene 51 74 52 77 52 80 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pullman 49 73 48 76 49 79 / 10 0 0 0 0 0 Lewiston 58 81 56 83 57 85 / 20 0 0 0 0 0 Colville 49 78 51 81 50 83 / 0 10 0 0 0 0 Sandpoint 51 75 46 77 49 80 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kellogg 53 73 51 75 51 79 / 20 10 0 0 0 0 Moses Lake 53 83 51 85 55 88 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wenatchee 56 81 56 85 59 85 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 Omak 53 80 54 83 57 85 / 0 10 0 0 0 20
OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. ID . None. WA . None.
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