Hot, hot, hot week ahead in Pacific Northwest

Hot, hot, hot week ahead in Pacific Northwest

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The National Weather Service says the high pressure system responsible for heat in much of the country is building into the Northwest this weekend.

Forecasters say temperatures in the Inland Northwest will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal with the chance of record-breaking heat early next week.

Highs across Eastern Washington are expected in the 80s and 90s to 100.

The 97 degrees forecast for Spokane on Sunday would be the hottest temperature since August of 2009.

Highs in Western Washington are forecast in the 70s to mid-80s this weekend, with even the coast getting temperatures in the 70s.