Heat wave forecast for Washington through weekend; 80s west side, 90s east side


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SEATTLE — Forecasters say the weather is turning hotter in Washington with temperatures this weekend expected in the 80s to lower 90s in Western Washington and 90s to triple digits in Eastern Washington.

The Weather Service says temperatures in Western Washington will be moderated by morning clouds, especially on the coast.

Mostly clear skies are forecast in Eastern Washington into early next week, and the dry weather is increasing the risk of wildfires.

The Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for critical fire weather conditions from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday because of low humidity and breezy conditions in central Washington. The area includes Yakima, Wenatchee, Chelan, Coulee Dam, Moses Lake, the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla.

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