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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
  • 70°
  • 41°

Warmest Temps. of 2018 Expected!

Sunday shaped up to be quite nice with high temperatures in the mid 50's with plenty of sun. If that wasn't enough, Monday warms up even further to the mid 60's by the afternoon! But wait there is more!!! Tuesday through the end of the week is expected to see mostly sunny skies and high temperatures each day in the low to mid 70's! Next chance for rain creeps back in Friday night into Saturday.

~ Ryan

6-Day Forecast: Spokane

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 41°

Mostly Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 45°

Mostly Sunny

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

Mostly Sunny

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

Clouds Incrs. Late

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 50°

Chc. Showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 40°

Chc. Showers

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 38°(Feels like 38°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.4 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:43:21 am
  • Sunset: 07:51:52 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 38°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 42°

Partly cloudy

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

Mostly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 46°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 43°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 41°

Showers possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 38°

Cloudy

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 31°(Feels like 26°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.4 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:43:16 am
  • Sunset: 07:53:06 pm
  • Humidity: 82
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 41°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 41°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 44°

Mainly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 47°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 43°

More clouds than sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 41°

Chance of showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 39°

A few morning showers

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 38°(Feels like 38°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.41 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:41:15 am
  • Sunset: 07:50:10 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 44°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 44°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 46°

A few clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 46°

A few clouds

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

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 40°

Chance of showers

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

Morning showers

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 43°(Feels like 43°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.38 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:44:56 am
  • Sunset: 07:53:11 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

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

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 50°

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 47°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 42°

A few morning showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 39°

Mostly cloudy

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

Morning showers

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 43°(Feels like 38°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ESE @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.37 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:44:41 am
  • Sunset: 07:49:02 pm
  • Humidity: 56
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 36°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 39°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 43°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 43°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 41°

Chance of showers

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

Cloudy

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 32°(Feels like 32°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.43 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:39:01 am
  • Sunset: 07:50:20 pm
  • Humidity: 93
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 43°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 43°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 46°

A few clouds

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

A few clouds

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

More clouds than sun

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

Chance of showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 40°

Morning showers

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 38°(Feels like 38°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.4 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:42:37 am
  • Sunset: 07:50:59 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 44°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 46°

Mostly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 47°

Plenty of sun

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

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 40°

Showers possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 39°

Showers ending by midday

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 43°(Feels like 43°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.38 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:44:57 am
  • Sunset: 07:52:36 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 43°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 52°

A few clouds

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 48°

A few clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 43°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 41°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 41°

A few morning showers

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 43°(Feels like 38°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ESE @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.37 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:45:24 am
  • Sunset: 07:50:22 pm
  • Humidity: 56
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0
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