November 25, 2013 in City

Mostly dry Thanksgiving week in Washington

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SEATTLE — Forecasters expect mostly dry weather through Thanksgiving Day in Washington.

In Eastern Washington, sunny and chilly weather is expected at least through Wednesday then turning cloudy. The National Weather Service says there’s a chance of rain Tuesday on the coast and northern part of Western Washington and again on Thanksgiving Day.

The current stretch of calm, clear skies has led to stagnant air and some burn restrictions in places across Washington.

In Spokane County, all indoor and outdoor burning is banned. A stage-2 alert shuts down all heating devices, including federally approved stoves and inserts.

Air quality in Spokane this morning was measured at 110 points on a standard pollution scale. That level is considered unhealthy for persons with lung problems and other health conditions.

Forecasters say more seasonal weather is likely this weekend that will improve air quality.

A slight chance of snow is expected Thursday in mountain areas, but no serious accumulations are in the forecast.

An approaching storm could change the weather by Sunday night and bring precipitation.

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