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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The National Weather Service says the wildfire danger across Eastern Washington will be critical Tuesday afternoon and evening when winds are expected to gust as a cold front moves across the Inland Northwest.
With low humidity, forecasters say any fire could be spread rapidly. Several wildfires that were started nearly a month ago by a lightning storm in Eastern Washington are still smoldering and could flare up.
A red flag warning is in effect until Tuesday night. And, Gov. Chris Gregoire has extended a ban on outdoor burning east of the Cascades through Sunday.
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BLAKE'S WEATHER REPORT:
Good morning...well for all the folks that want Fall to arrive...today is your day! A cold front will pass over much of Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Montana this morning...ushering in what promises to be pretty gusty and very cool conditions. Winds around Spokane are expected to gust near 30 mph today, and it could be even greater than that in some of the valleys across the northern interior.
Due to the high winds, red flag warnings have been put into place throughout the day. Also this looks to be a dry cold front...meaning there wont be much, if any moisture with it. Just cold and windy. Expect mostly sunny skies today and temps about 10-12 degrees cooler than yesterday in the mid-60s...It's here!
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:25:07 GMT
UPDATE: A male driver has serious injuries, the other driver, who's a female, has life threatening injuries.>>
UPDATE: A male driver has serious injuries, the other driver, who's a female, has life threatening injuries. Authorities tell our Katie Steiner that the female was driving in the wrong-direction in the southbound lanes on Hwy. 195 when she collided with a male driver. GET THE IDENTITIES OF THOSE INVOLVED INSIDE>>> >>
Deputies and firefighters responded to a car crash in Spokane Valley Monday afternoon near the intersection of 4th and Blake. Deputies say the SUV was heading south on Blake when it was struck by another car, causing it to flip onto its top in a nearby yard. One person was able to get out of the SUV, but the driver had to be pulled out through the rear lift gate. Injuries appear to be minor. >>