Hot, hot, hot with a chance of thunderstorms Monday

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by Katie Boer

KREM.com

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 5:27 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 9 at 6:35 AM

Wow record breaking temperatures Sunday, and much of the same warm weather expected for us today! Upper 90's and even triple digits expected around the region today! Look for near 90s by about noon and high temperatures in the upper 90s to low triple digits later today. Scattered thunderstorms popped up overnight, look for more opportunity of that later this afternoon.

Record High Temperatures Sunday:

Lewiston 106 degrees (previous record 104 in 1985), Moses Lake 105 (103 in 1968), Wenatchee 103 (tied 103 in 1968), Pullman 97 (96 in 1985), Colville 101 (99 in 1968).

A Heat Advisory for the Lower Columbia Basin, Kittitas/Yakima Valley and Blue Mountains of Washington until 8pm Monday. Temperatures could range from 97 to 105 degrees today, with little or no relief overnight. The National Weather Service reminds folks that sun exposure can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. They recommend strenuous activites be done early in the morning or later in the evening; know the signs of heat exhaustion; wear loose clothing, drink plenty of water; remember to take rest breaks, find shade. Know that heat stroke is an emergency, call 911.

-Katie

 

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