July 6, 2009 in City

Marine air cools off Washington

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The National Weather Service says cooler marine air has pushed into Washington lowering temperatures.

Forecasters say it will be cooler in Eastern Washington this week with highs in the upper 70s and partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. Lows are predicted in the low 50s.

Scattered thunderstorms could produce abundant lightning, gusty winds and hail through today, according to the weather service.

A red flag warning has been issued through 1 p.m. today for northeast Washington and North Idaho because of lightning and dry fuels.

Forecasters also say highs will be mostly in the 60s this week in Western Washington. A chance of light rain is called for on the coast and thundershowers in the Cascades.

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