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Smoky Skies Force Changes in High School Football - Again

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Smoky skies from the Cascades to North Idaho are causing schools all over the region to postpone outdoor activities. (Courtesy: Robert Johnson, Moses Lake) Smoky skies from the Cascades to North Idaho are causing schools all over the region to postpone outdoor activities. (Courtesy: Robert Johnson, Moses Lake)
Smoke is especially thick in central Washington, where haze hides the bridge over the Columbia River at Vantage (Photo courtesy: Lisa Alger) Smoke is especially thick in central Washington, where haze hides the bridge over the Columbia River at Vantage (Photo courtesy: Lisa Alger)

For the second straight week, poor air quality has forced high school football programs to make adjustments to their schedules.

The game between Genesee and Troy, which was slated to be played at Troy was moved to Potlatch Friday afternoon. Administrators said the air was too smoky in Troy. Last week it was Genesee who played their game against Garfield-Palouse inside the Kibbie Dome because of the same smoky air conditions.

By mid-afternoon, school officials in Moscow canceled their game against Colfax.

Schools in Eastern Washington were also affected. Davis postponed its game against Moses Lake, while the games between Selah and East Valley (Yak.), and Othello and West Valley (Yak.) were also called off. And Highland also called off its game against LaSalle.

Colton postponed its game against Garfield-Palouse Friday night and said they hoped to play the game sometime on Monday.

Smoke from wildfires in central and eastern Washington are to blame for the poor air quality. Whitman County Public Health has gone as far as to recommend canceling outdoor activities and events until the smoke clears.

Forecasters, including SWX's Leslie Lowe, predict a weak front will move through the region on Tuesday that will probably scrub the air and improve conditions.

UPDATED: KHQ Weather Authority Forecast

Today's Forecast

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Tuesday Weather Update: Cold Front Tonight Brings Some Showers & T/Storms
 
Tonight~We have a 60% chance of rain and thunderstorms tonight. It's also going to pretty windy out there tonight. Sustained winds 16-20 MPH with the gusts as high as 28 MPH.
YELLOW~50°
 
Tomorrow~Mostly cloudy skies, 40% chance for afternoon rain. Send those kids to school with their rain jackets on! Winds will die done a little bit. Only 7-11 MPH. We will be MUCH cooler. Our high temps only in the mid sixties.
YELLOW~64°
 
Sky Tracker~Chance for rain late tonight. Other than that, clear skies today!
 
Futurecast~Chance for rain tonight and into tomorrow as well. We will see those showers throughout the Inland Northwest!
 
Red Flag Warning~The Lower Columbia Basin is under a Red Flag Warning until 8 PM tonight. We have a dry cold front coming through and will see high winds and low humilities.
 
7-day forecast~One word. AMAZING (after we get through Wednesday). Ok, that's six. But still. We will be in the high 70s, low eighties for the weekend, with a whole lot of sunshine:-)
 
~Katie

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Tuesday
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Increasing Clouds, Overnight Showers

Wednesday
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  • 68°
  • 50°

Mostly cloudy, Spotty Showers

Thursday
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  • 75°
  • 46°

Mostly sunny

Friday
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  • 79°
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Mostly sunny

Saturday
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  • 82°
  • 52°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 81°
  • 54°

Sunny

Monday
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  • 78°
  • 53°

Partly Cloudy

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: WSW @ 17 mph
  • Barometer: 29.66 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:10
  • Sunset: 19:28
  • Humidity: 33%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Felts Field as of

  • 74°(Feels like 74°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: SW @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 29.66 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:09
  • Sunset: 19:28
  • Humidity: 29%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 66°(Feels like 65°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 16 mph
  • Barometer: 29.65 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:09
  • Sunset: 19:28
  • Humidity: 38%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Coeur D'Alene as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: SSW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.66 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:07
  • Sunset: 19:26
  • Humidity: 40%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 15 mph, gusting to 22 mph
  • Barometer: 29.67 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:11
  • Sunset: 19:29
  • Humidity: 36%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 15 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 29.72 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:10
  • Sunset: 19:26
  • Humidity: 31%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 57°(Feels like 57°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.64 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:05
  • Sunset: 18:25
  • Humidity: 77%
  • UV Index: 10.00