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Late summer heat wave hits region

COLFAX – A late summer heat wave was expected to hit much of Eastern Washington, including Whitman County, on Wednesday.

In advance of the heat wave, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory that was to remain in effect through 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The advisory extended from portions of Idaho west to the Cascade Mountains.

Temperatures were expected to peak here at about 102 degrees on Wednesday and dip to a high of 93 on Thursday before bouncing back up to 98 on Friday.

“High temperatures in the upper-90s to low-100s expected,” the heat advisory said. “This will pose a moderate risk f...


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