SPOKANE, Wash. — High temperatures in the Inland Northwest are expected to sit near the triple digits this week, marking the hottest period of weather this year.
High temperatures are expected to soar to 93 degrees in Spokane on Monday, followed by 96 degrees on Tuesday, 97 degrees on Wednesday and 92 degrees on Thursday.
Coeur d'Alene is expected to hit 91 degrees on Monday, followed by 94, 96 and 92 degrees.
The warmest temperatures are expected to hit Spokane Valley and the downtown area.
The record high for Tuesday, Aug. 6 is 99 degrees. While Spokane is not expected to break the record, we will come pretty close.
Temperatures are expected to be even hotter in other areas of eastern and central Washington. Wenatchee will likely hit 99 degrees on Tuesday, followed by 98 degrees on Wednesday.
Moses Lake is expected to sit at 100 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The hot temperatures pose a moderate to high heat risk for those sensitive to heat, especially people without effective cooling or adequate hydration.
Spokane sat at 92 degrees on Monday, July 22, marking some of the hottest temperatures this summer. That date was the first time Spokane broke 90 degrees in July, marking a change in what was a mild summer.
The Inland Northwest should see a bit of relief by the weekend, as there is a small chance of showers and thunderstorms moving into the area on Friday and Saturday.
Temperatures should move down to the 80s by Saturday.