Hot weather coming this weekend
Last updated 8/14/2020 at 10:44am
EASTERN WASHINGTON -- The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the region, with residents warned to expect "dangerously hot" hot temperatures from Sunday -- Tuesday.
Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s and even low 100s before dropping back into the 80s and 90s by Wednesday. The extreme heat can lead to significant increases in heat-related illnesses, and residents are advised to stay hydrated and seek air conditioning inside or shade if outside.
Forecasters also noted there is the potential for dry lightning to occur under these conditions, which with dry brush in the area could result in new fire starts. Some weather models suggest dry lightning between Sunday night and Tuesday.