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Excessive heat warning issued through June 29

 

Last updated 6/22/2021 at 8:51pm

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Temperatures are expected to climb into the 100s by this weekend, and remain 60 -- 70 % above normal through July 4.

SPOKANE -- The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Central and Eastern Washington as well as North Idaho as temperatures are predicted to climb into triple digits beginning this weekend. The warning runs from Friday afternoon, June 25, through Tuesday evening, June 29.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

With temperatures soaring, not much relief in the way of precipitation is expected, with amounts for the region running 33 -- 40 % below normal for this time of year.

Dangerously hot conditions are forecast, with highs in the 90s to near 100 on Friday, 97 -- 107 Saturday and 100 -- 112 Sunday through Tuesday. Mild overnight lows will range from the mid 60s to mid 70s.

Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. The public is advised to take precautionary actions and be prepared by monitoring the latest forecasts and warnings for updates. Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

 

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