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Red Flag warning in effect Friday

Wind, heat and low humidity create wildfire conditions

PASCO - The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, June 4.

A Red Flag warning means weather conditions could lead to wildfire growth.

"A dry cold front will move across the region late tonight into Friday. This will increase the westerly winds and deliver low

relative humidity values beginning late Friday morning and continuing into the evening," the warning said. "Rapid fire spread with any new or fires is possible."

The warning extends across most of Central Washington - from the Oregon border north to Grand Coulee and Chelan - with a heat advisory still in effect for Northeast Washington and the Palouse region through this evening.

Winds are expect to be from 15-30 mph, gusting up to 40 mph, the weather service said. Humidity will drop below 20%

The gusty, dry conditions follow two days of high heat across the Columbia Basin.

Temperatures as high as 104 degrees were reported in Pasco on Wednesday, June 2.

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