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Fall arrives with summer temps

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The first full day of fall will be a scorcher. Fall officially began Tuesday with the Autumnal Equinox at 2:18 p.m. and Wednesday, the first full day of Fall, will be the hottest of the week with highs soaring into record territory.

 The hottest spots will reach the mid 90s (Lewiston, Potlatch, Entiat, St. Maries). Thirteen towns are expected to break records Wednesday afternoon and another six which should tie the record Wednesday including Spokane Valley at 91 and Deer Park at 90. Spokane should climb to 89 degrees Wednesday - 20 degrees above average and three degrees shy of a record.

 

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Rapidly amplifying high pressure is sending temperatures sky rocketing as a core of hot air shifts over Eastern Washington today.

Fire danger is a concern due to hot and dry conditions especially across the east slopes of the Cascades where winds will pick up as the hot  trough shifts east. This monster ridge of high pressure is dominating the entire West Coast and creating the hot, dry Santa Ana winds over southern California. The first day of fall is traditionally the start of Santa Ana season. The offshore winds helped temperatures soar to the triple digits and spark five fires.

The Inland Northwest suffers less dramatic conditions as the region is farther from the high pressure center.  In fact, a cold front pushing over Canada tomorrow will flatten the ridge over our area knocking temperatures down by about five degrees. 

Active weather over British Columbia this weekend will mean blustery winds, but sunny skies and above normal temperatures between 75 degrees and 80 degrees will continue.

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