SPOKANE, Wash.– It won’t be as long as our last hot stretch, but temperatures will be soaring into the upper 90s and triple-digits to start the week in the Inland Northwest. Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are under a Heat Advisory for the next two days, while the L-C Valley, Okanogan Valley, Adams County, Lincoln County, Grant County, Douglas County and Chelan County are under an Excessive Heat Warning. In these warning areas, both Monday and Tuesday are expected to hit over 100° in the afternoons.
Monday will be sunny and hot with a moderate breeze in the afternoon and extremely low humidity. Spokane and Coeur d’Alene will be in the upper 90s for highs after starting the day in the low 60s. Practice good fire safety to start the week while we have these adverse firefighting conditions.
Storms in Oregon on Monday will send clouds into our region for Tuesday, but that will only affect our temperatures slightly. We will still be close to 100° in Spokane on Tuesday and will be flirting with triple-digits in Kootenai County as well.
Some of these storms will cross the state line into Washington and Idaho on Tuesday morning and Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. These will be dry thunderstorms. Rain is not expected, so these lightning-producing storms will not be welcome. While storms will be hanging around, don’t expect them to be widespread.
We’ll return to our regularly scheduled sunny, dry weather by Thursday and cool off slightly heading into next weekend.
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