National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Hull says if you’re not accustomed to the heat, you’d better get used to it quickly. He said temperatures will climb into the upper 90s and low 100s this weekend, stretching into the early portions of next week. Hull said the over night temperatures won’t dry much meaning there won’t be much relief for several days in a row.
“It kind of exasperates the problem as far as heat stress both for livestock and out door workers and then of course, you get the heat stress on potatoes to, so it kind of compounds the problem.”
Hull said not only will much of the region will wrap up the month at or above the century mark, but dry as well.
“In fact a lot of the Columbia Basin is going to go through the month of July with no measurable precipitation.”
Hull said on the positive side, winds should be light over the next week, allowing for spraying and irrigation.
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