Weather Service Issues ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ for Columbia Basin

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The National Weather Service out of Pendleton has issued an excessive  heat warning for the Lower Columbia Basin.

The warning goes into effect today and will last until 10 p.m. on July 9.

The weather service is forecasting “dangerously hot conditions with little overnight relief.” High temperatures are expected to reach the 90s and 100s with morning lows in the middle to upper 60s.

Residents are urged not to leave children and pets in unattended vehicles. Car interiors will reach lethal temperatures in the matter of minutes. Extra precaution should be taken when when outside – wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing. If possible, limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

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