July 10, 2013 in City

Weather service warns of high fire danger

 

(AP) — The National Weather Service is warning of a high wildfire danger from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday evening in most of Eastern Washington and parts of eastern Oregon.

Forecasters have issued a red flag warning because of expected breezy winds and low relative humidity.

The warning area covers Spokane and Pullman, plus Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Yakima, Moses Lake, the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla in Washington; also The Dalles, Hermiston and Pendleton in Oregon.

The most critical time will be from 2-8 p.m. today. The National Weather Service warns that any fire that starts could spread rapidly.

There’s a small chance for dry lightening across the Palouse tonight and early Thursday, the weather service said.

Get stories like this in a free daily email


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus