Hot temperatures and thunderstorms roll through Monday afternoon

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by Katie Boer

KREM.com

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 5:29 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 6 at 12:52 PM

A Red Flag Warning for possible fire danger is in effect all around the Inland Northwest this afternoon. Look for another day of hot, well above average temperatures and some perfect ingredients for possible wildfires--not good news for fire crews aready battling the Antoine Creek Fire near Chelan, WA.

From 5 a.m. Monday morning, till the noon hour we've seen our humidity drop about 20%, that means there's less moisture in the air and dry fuels, easilly able to ignite wildfires. Add sporatic, mostly dry thunderstorms and occassional gusts and fire crews could have even more hassle on their hands.

Look for skies to clear up a bit as we go into the evening. Tomorrow looks hotter, drier with partly sunny.

- Katie

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