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NWS forecasts 'dangerous heat' this week


Last updated 7/27/2020 at 7:04pm

National Weather Service

SPOKANE -- The National Weather Service is projecting temperatures to reach well into the high 90s and even low triple digits this week.

National Weather Service

According to a July 27news release, the high temperatures could be coupled with low humidity and breezy conditions -- a recipe that could lead to increased fire danger in central and eastern Washington. Temperatures in the Columbia Basin should exceed 100 degrees all week, with high 90s forecast for Eastern Washington and Spokane -- touching 100 degrees on Thursday.

Thunderstorms are possible for most of the region during the evening and early Thursday morning. Breezy conditions are forecast for Friday.

In dealing with excessive heat, drink plenty of water, dress appropriately, avoid strenuous outdoor activity if possible between 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m. and plan on taking extended shaded breaks if you have to work outside. Seek air conditioned buildings and remember to keep pets out of parked cars.


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