Serving Franklin County, WA

'Excessive heat' looms

PASCO — The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for South-Central Washington from Thursday morning through Saturday evening.

Meteorologists are predicting the high temperature to reach 102 by Friday and 105 on Saturday, before dropping back to the 90s next week.

Around the region, the high temperature could exceed 107, meteorologists said. Overnight lows will stay in the 70s.

The agency is advising residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun and check on elderly neighbors and relatives.

Furthermore, meteorologists advise against leaving children and pets in unattended vehicles.


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