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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)
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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
  • 79°
  • 54°

Sunny & Warm Memorial Day

Memorial Day starts off the week on a warm and sunny note! Temperatures expected into the upper 70's and low 80's for the afternoon with mostly sunny skies. Tuesday however is when things change. A dip in the jet stream will allow for cooler air to work its way back to the Inland Northwest dropping our temperatures Tuesday afternoon to the low 70's and upper 60's. That is where we will remain through the end of next week with spot showers Wednesday and potentially Friday.

~KHQ Weathercaster
Ryan Overton

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 54°

Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 50°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 47°

Chance Showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 46°

Mostly Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 47°

Iso. Showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 47°

Mostly Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 46°

Mostly Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:58:54 am
  • Sunset: 08:35:00 pm
  • Humidity: 77
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 45°

Mainly clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 42°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 42°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 45°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 45°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 44°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 46°(Feels like 46°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:58:14 am
  • Sunset: 08:36:34 pm
  • Humidity: 96
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 52°

Clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 51°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 46°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 45°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 48°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 48°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 47°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:56:35 am
  • Sunset: 08:33:17 pm
  • Humidity: 77
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 53°

Clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 49°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 43°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 45°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 47°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 48°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 46°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:00:28 am
  • Sunset: 08:36:03 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 49°

Clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 49°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 45°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 47°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 48°

More sun than clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 46°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:01:42 am
  • Sunset: 08:30:26 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 47°

Mainly clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 44°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 41°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 45°

More clouds than sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 44°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 43°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 48°(Feels like 48°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:53:32 am
  • Sunset: 08:34:24 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 54°

Clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 52°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 46°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 45°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 49°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 49°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 47°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:58:10 am
  • Sunset: 08:33:56 pm
  • Humidity: 77
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 52°

Clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 49°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 44°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 45°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 47°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 49°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 46°

Sunny

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:00:42 am
  • Sunset: 08:35:15 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 52°

Clear

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 51°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 45°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 48°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 48°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 46°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:02:09 am
  • Sunset: 08:31:58 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0
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