Major Heat Wave: First Alert Weather calls for dangerous heat next week

Eastern Washington and Oregon will see average highs to start the weekend before triple digits return Sunday. New daily heat records could be set next week.

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The First Alert Weather team is anticipating the Mid-Columbia Basin’s first heat wave of the season beginning early next week.

Eastern Washington and Oregon will see average highs in the 90s to start the weekend before triple digits return to the forecast Sunday.

Daily heat records could be threatened by the middle of next week. Temperatures will range from 98 to 110+ as the heat builds Sunday through Friday. Not only will the heat wave be a concern for public safety, but also fire weather as it will become critically dry.

There won’t be much relief from the heat overnight either as temperatures are expected to remain high through the early morning next week.

Be prepared for the hottest temperatures of the year coming to the east side of Washington and Oregon. Use caution when outside during the hottest times of the day. Stay hydrated and find ways to stay cool!

For the latest on this heat wave and all your weather needs, visit YakTriNews.com or watch First Alert Weather on Good Morning Northwest and KAPP-KVEW Local News (ABC).

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