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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Temperatures rise again this weekend

Excessive heat watch remains through Saturday


August 12, 2021

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COLFAX - It's hot already and it'll creep up a little more until it starts to cool on Sunday.

"High pressure will build back over the region with drier and warmer weather ... The main story will be the extreme heat that returns by Thursday and lasts through the weekend," stated a National Weather Service meteorologist.

It is predicted to reach 97 degrees on Thursday, Aug. 12, in Whitman County, climb to 99 degrees on Friday, and reach 100 degrees on Saturday, according to the weather service. The agency declared an "excessive heat watch" through Saturday.

"A strong upper ridge over the regi...

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