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Fourth forecast promises plenty of heat, festivities

Hot, hot, hot, hot.

That’s the forecast through the July 4 holiday.

“Head for the water, for sure,” advised Charles Ross, Spokane meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

The temperature at Spokane International Airport is expected to rise to the upper 80s today, followed by the low- to mid-90s on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. A high of 95 degrees would make this one of the 10 hottest Independence Days in 126 years in Spokane.

So slather on the sunscreen and stay close to the shade until dusk. Then pick one of these public fireworks events for traditional Fourth of July fun:

Eastern Washington

Neighbor Day in Riverfront Park on Tuesday includes live music starting at noon and fireworks at 10 p.m.

•The celebration at Liberty Lake includes a parade at 6 p.m. Tuesday and fireworks at dusk.

Pullman’s Sunnyside Park has an evening of live music Tuesday and fireworks at dusk.


Bayview Daze includes events all weekend, with a parade at 11 this morning, a lighted boat parade and fireworks starting at 9 tonight.

Coeur d’Alene festivities include a parade and military fly-over at 11 a.m. Tuesday and fireworks at dusk.

Spirit Lake, Sandpoint, Kellogg and Bonners Ferry all have daytime parades Tuesday and fireworks at dusk.

Harrison will have fireworks at dusk on Monday and Tuesday, both.

Priest River will have entertainment starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday and fireworks at dusk.


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