BLAKE JENSEN: Despite temperatures near freezing this week high pressure through today will warm our temperatures up through the weekend.
We do expect a "dry" cold front to pass overhead tonight. There shouldn't be much, if any, precipitation with this event, but winds could kick up in critical areas where fires are still burning. Red Flag Warnings have been issued across the Washington and Idaho Palouse.
Smoke also is still a problem in those areas as well as the east slopes of the Cascades. Other than that expect mostly sunny skies today and through the weekend with breezes picking up slightly tomorrow. Highs today in the low 80s, and should remain in the upper 70s and low 80s through the weekend.
Today: Mostly sunny skies. NW 5-10 mph. High: 84°
Tomorrow: Breezy in places. Red Flag Warnings. Mostly sunny. High: 80°
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:51 GMT
BREAKING NEWS - The Medical Examiner's Office has revised the death toll in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado from 91 people to at least 24 people.>>
UPDATE: Originally the death toll was reported to be 91 people and counting, however, the Medical examiner's office revised the death toll from the Oklahoma tornado to at least 24 people. A spokeswoman said Tuesday morning that she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm.>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:31 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:31:19 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. Meteorologists contacted by The Associated Press used real time measurements to calculate the energy released during the storm's life span of almost an hour.>>