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Smoky Skies Force Changes in High School Football - Again

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.

Weather Forecast Discussion

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 38°

A series of storms keeps things active through Thanksgiving.

Widespread rain is expected today with temperatures and snow levels climbing. Travel over the mountain passes will be pretty quiet with mainly wet roadways through the end of the week as snow levels rise to 9000 ft.  Daytime highs will be in the upper 40's to mid 50's and showers become more scattered into the weekend. 

~Leslie

 Chief Forecaster

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 38°

Rain Likely

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 47°

Rain & Mild

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 49°

Showers & Mild

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 42°

Partly Cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 35°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 36°

Partly Cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 35°

Mostly Cloudy

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 37°(Feels like 33°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.15 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:02:37 am
  • Sunset: 04:06:55 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 43°
  • 35°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 41°
  • 40°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 46°

Showers possible

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 34°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 33°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 38°

Showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 35°

Cloudy with rain

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 38°(Feels like 38°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.15 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:04:10 am
  • Sunset: 04:06:35 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 36°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 44°

Cloudy with rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 46°

Cloudy with rain

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 37°

Windy with rain at times

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 33°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 41°

Showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 36°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 35°(Feels like 35°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.15 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:00:45 am
  • Sunset: 04:04:32 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 34°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 43°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 47°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 35°

Windy with showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 33°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 40°

Chance of showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 36°

Showers possible

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 34°(Feels like 34°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.12 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:03:41 am
  • Sunset: 04:08:25 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 0.37 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 34°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 47°

Rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 50°

Showers ending by midday

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 37°

Windy with periods of rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 38°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 43°

Chance of showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 39°

Rain

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 35°(Feels like 29°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.15 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:58:40 am
  • Sunset: 04:09:07 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 35°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 39°
  • 38°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 43°

Showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 37°

Rain

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 32°

Showers ending by midday

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 42°
  • 37°

Chance of showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 44°
  • 35°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 37°(Feels like 37°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.14 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:01:32 am
  • Sunset: 04:01:54 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 34°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 47°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 49°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 38°

Rain and wind

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 35°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 43°

Chance of showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 38°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 37°(Feels like 33°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.15 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:01:39 am
  • Sunset: 04:06:07 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 32°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 45°

Rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 48°

Showers possible

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 36°

Windy with showers at times

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 35°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 41°

Showers possible

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 36°

Showers possible

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 34°(Feels like 34°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.12 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:03:02 am
  • Sunset: 04:08:34 pm
  • Humidity: 100
  • Visibility: 0.37 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 36°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 49°

Rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 51°

Morning showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 39°

Windy with rain at times

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 40°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 44°

Showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 40°

Showers

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 35°(Feels like 29°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.15 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:00:09 am
  • Sunset: 04:09:41 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0
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