Heat wave hits region

Temperature to remain near 100 this week

CHENEY – An excessive heat warning remains in effect across Eastern Washington and much of north Idaho this week.

The warning issued Sunday by the National Weather Service runs until 11 p.m. Thursday.

The heat wave comes as wheat farmers across the regional are wrapping up harvest.

According to the National Weather Service, farmers and others working outdoors should be vigilant in monitoring the effects of heat-related illnesses as temperatures soar as high as 108 degrees in some areas of the Columbia Basin.

There will be "limited relief at night, with low temperatures in the mid-60s to low-70...


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