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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Heatwave is poised to beat record

Triple-digits predicted to hit Sunday


National Weather Service

The high temperatures shown are for Eastern Washington, including the Tri-Cities.

COLFAX - A heatwave is predicted to hit triple-digits and could break the 2015 record of 105 degrees for Whitman County this weekend.

"We're looking for the initial temperature arriving around Saturday and lasting into next week," said National Weather Service Meteorologist Jennifer Simmons. "It will be about 20 degrees above the seasonal norms."

The normal high temperature for the last weekend in June is 73 degrees.

Monday was 12 degrees above normal at 85.

Saturday's high temperature is predicted to be 96 degrees and on Sunday it could be 100 degrees. The weather service predicts it cou...

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