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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
  • 57°
  • 44°

Let it Rain!

After our 80 day dry spell, Mother Nature is finally giving us some relief!

Showers should become more scattered as we head into Tuesday, with the chance of isolated thunderstorms and gusty winds to 25 mph. Unsettled weather continues through Wednesday, before slowly clearing up through the end of the week.  Temperatures remain well below average, with daytime highs only reaching into the mid to upper 50's and low 60's through the remainder of the 7-day forecast.

Fall officially arrives on Friday and this week is sure getting us ready for it!

 

Stay warm and dry!

Leslie Lowe

 

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 44°

50% Showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 43°

Rain Likely

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 42°

Mostly Cloudy, 30% Showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 42°

Partly Cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 44°

Partly Cloudy

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

Partly Cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 45°

Partly Cloudy

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 52°(Feels like 52°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.72 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:32:43 am
  • Sunset: 06:52:35 pm
  • Humidity: 77
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 34°

A few thunderstorms possible

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 38°

Afternoon showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 33°

A few morning showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 33°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 34°

A few clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 37°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 38°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 48°(Feels like 45°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.72 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:33:04 am
  • Sunset: 06:53:05 pm
  • Humidity: 83
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 39°

A few thunderstorms possible

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 41°

Chance of showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 37°

Chance of showers

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 39°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 42°

A few clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 43°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 47°(Feels like 40°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW @ 16 mph
  • Barometer: 29.73 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:30:34 am
  • Sunset: 06:50:30 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 38°

Showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 39°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 37°

A few morning showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 37°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 39°

A few clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 41°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 43°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 47°(Feels like 41°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 15 mph
  • Barometer: 29.71 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:01 am
  • Sunset: 06:53:49 pm
  • Humidity: 94
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 42°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

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

Showers possible

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 36°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 37°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 39°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 42°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 44°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 49°(Feels like 42°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: WSW @ 20 mph, gusting to 24 mph
  • Barometer: 29.77 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:32:08 am
  • Sunset: 06:51:31 pm
  • Humidity: 74
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 39°

Showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 38°

Showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 35°

Showers possible

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 34°

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 35°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 37°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 39°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 45°(Feels like 41°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: WSW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 29.71 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:29:24 am
  • Sunset: 06:49:40 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 41°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 42°

Showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 38°

Morning showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 38°

A few morning showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 40°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 42°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 43°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 52°(Feels like 52°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.72 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:31:49 am
  • Sunset: 06:51:41 pm
  • Humidity: 77
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 40°

Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm

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

A few morning showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 38°

A few morning showers

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

Mix of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 40°

A few clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 42°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 44°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 47°(Feels like 41°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW @ 15 mph
  • Barometer: 29.71 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:33:48 am
  • Sunset: 06:53:32 pm
  • Humidity: 94
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 43°

Scattered thunderstorms possible

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 41°

Chance of showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 38°

Mostly cloudy

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

Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 41°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 43°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 46°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 49°(Feels like 42°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: WSW @ 20 mph, gusting to 24 mph
  • Barometer: 29.77 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:33:06 am
  • Sunset: 06:52:32 pm
  • Humidity: 74
  • Visibility: 8 mi.
  • UV Index: 2
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