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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Hot weather poised to break Thursday heat record

Dog owner Cate Patton outfitted her 4-year-old Alphie with Rex Specs dog goggles to fend off the brightness of the sun as they walked along Sprague Avenue at Monroe Street on Wednesday morning in Spokane. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
By Emma Epperly The Spokesman-Review

With temperatures in the 90s, Spokane could see record-breaking weather this week.

“It’s hotter than we typically see in the middle of June,” National Weather Service meteorologist Robin Fox said.

The predicted high Thursday is 90 degrees, while the average temperature for the day is 71 degrees. For June 13, the highest recorded temperature is 91 degrees in 1932.

The high temperature Wednesday was 88 degrees; the record high is 95, set in 1940.

Looking to the weekend, Friday’s high temperature is predicted to be 83. Saturday’s is expected to reach 84 and Sunday, 85.

The record highs for this weekend’s dates are well into the 90s, but temperatures are normally in the mid-70s.

“We’re not quite used to 90-degree temperatures,” Fox said. “It’s really important for people that are going to be spending a lot of time outside in the sun to hydrate, take some rests and not really be outside at the peak of the day.”

For those looking to beat the heat, Spokane city pools open Monday, and passes are free to the public.

The city of Spokane is providing free STA bus passes for Spokane Public School students, a program that encompasses other local activities and begins Thursday.