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Excessive heat warning issued

RITZVILLE – Get ready for triple digits.

The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures this week reaching as high as 105 degrees Thursday.

The forecast comes as the agency announced an excessive heat warning for Eastern Washington that started at 11 a.m. Tuesday and runs through 11 p.m. Friday.

“Afternoon temperatures will reach the upper-90s to lower-100s,” according to the excessive heat warning. “Temperatures (will) near 105 degrees along the Snake River Valley and lower Columbia Basin, overnight temperatures in the 60s to lower-70s.”

With a high of 98 degrees, Monday was expected...


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