SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The National Weather Service is warning of wildfires in central and Eastern Washington that could be sparked by dry lightning from fast-moving thunderstorms from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning. Winds with the thunderstorms could fan flames through dry grass and brush. Temperatures are expected to remain above normal through the weekend across the state. Highs on Saturday could climb near 100 in places in Eastern Washington. Western Washington highs are forecast in the 80s.
Today: Mostly clear skies to start the day with increasing clouds this afternoon, ahead of thunderstorms expected tonight. High: 91° (Green) Tonight: Thunderstorms look to start in Central/Eastern Basin late tonight and early tomorrow morning. Dry conditions and the threat of dry lightning could spark fires. Within thunder cells could see downbursting winds between 30-40mph and even small hail is possible within some of these cells. Low: 62 (Yellow) Tomorrow: Still a threat of thunderstorms tomorrow morning then becoming mostly sunny with isolated afternoon t-storms for northern interior. High: 90° (Yellow) *Red Flag Warning* is in place for Columbia Basin and Spokane area due to thunderstorms, from 11am Tuesday through Noon Wednesday.