Spokane and much of Eastern Washington may experience lightning strikes and gusty winds from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, causing elevated wildfire conditions and a Red Flag warning.
The National Weather Service issued the Red Flag warning for much of Eastern Washington, including Spokane, Pullman, Moses Lake, Chelan and Yakima, because of similar wildfire-prone weather conditions.
Spokane County issued a burn ban for Tuesday because of the conditions, which restricts all open fires that are not in a chimney. Outdoor fireplaces, barbecues and patio warmers are also allowed.
Spokane’s weather forecast for Tuesday is expected to reach a high temperature of 96 degrees, the hottest day of the year so far. Gusts are expected to reach to 40 mph or more.
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