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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
  • 82°
  • 59°

Summer around the corner!

Wednesday is our last full day of Spring in the Inland Northwest! Also happens to be the warmest day out of the next seven days! We start off with mostly sunny skies and temperatures warm up into the low to mid 80's for the afternoon. Still watching for a few mountain showers but most valley locations remain dry. Thursday, which is the official start of Summer, looks a bit stormy! Showers and even a few thunderstorms possible. We quiet down and dry out into the weekend with upper 70's and low 80's.

KHQ Weathercaster
~ Ryan Overton

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 59°

Mostly Sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 60°

Iso. Shower

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 61°

Iso. Shower

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 59°

Mostly Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 56°

Mostly Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 55°

Mostly Sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 57°

Mostly Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:51:07 am
  • Sunset: 08:51:07 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 58°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 53°

Scattered thunderstorms

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

Partly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 52°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 56°

Sunshine

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

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 47°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:50:28 am
  • Sunset: 08:52:53 pm
  • Humidity: 56
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 58°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 56°

Thunderstorms

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

Partly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 59°

Sunshine

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

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 50°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:48:50 am
  • Sunset: 08:49:27 pm
  • Humidity: 59
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 58°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 55°

Morning thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 52°

Sunny

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

Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 58°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 49°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 49°

Sunshine

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:52:42 am
  • Sunset: 08:52:04 pm
  • Humidity: 62
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 55°

Thunderstorms early

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 52°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 54°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 59°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 50°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 48°

A few clouds

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ESE @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:54:24 am
  • Sunset: 08:46:10 pm
  • Humidity: 68
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 55°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 55°

Showers and thunderstorms late

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 54°

Partly cloudy

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

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 57°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 50°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 47°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 64°(Feels like 64°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:45:20 am
  • Sunset: 08:50:48 pm
  • Humidity: 64
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 60°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 56°

Thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 55°

Mostly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 61°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 53°

A few clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 51°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 71°(Feels like 71°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:50:22 am
  • Sunset: 08:50:04 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 58°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 56°

Scattered thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 53°

Sunny

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

Considerable cloudiness

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 60°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 50°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 50°

Sunshine

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 68°(Feels like 68°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:53:00 am
  • Sunset: 08:51:16 pm
  • Humidity: 62
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 61°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 57°

Morning thunderstorms

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 53°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 56°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 62°

Sunny

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

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 50°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ESE @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:54:47 am
  • Sunset: 08:47:45 pm
  • Humidity: 68
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 5
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