High temperatures peaking across Washington - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

High temperatures peaking across Washington

SEATTLE, Wash. - The National Weather Service says Wednesday will be the hottest day of the week in Western Washington, but it will be even hotter Thursday in Eastern Washington before cooling off a bit for the weekend.

Forecasters say high temperatures could approach 100 Wednesday in parts of Western Washington. There's an excessive heat warning in effect for parts of southwest Washington, including the Vancouver area.

The National Weather Service forecasts highs Wednesday in the 90s in Eastern Washington going over 100 in places on Thursday.

Spokane should top out in the mid 90s Thursday but the lower valleys - Lewiston, Omak, Wenatchee, Moses Lake - will soar into the 100 - 102 degree range.

There's a heat advisory is in effect Wednesday in the area that includes Yakima and Tri-Cities.

Forecasters say the wildfire danger from hot, dry weather will peak Thursday in Eastern Washington.

Temperatures will cool into the 80s for the weekend.

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