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The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

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This Afternoon

Hi84° Sunny


Lo60° Mostly Clear


Hi83° Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo59° Partly Cloudy


Hi80° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Friday Night

Lo59° Slight Chc Thunderstorms


Hi81° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo59° Mostly Clear


Hi84° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo64° Partly Cloudy

Groundwork starts for longer airport runway

EAST WENATCHEE — Prep work will likely begin in October to relocate a portion of Grant Road to make way for a longer runway at Pangborn Memorial Airport.

Mayor steps down

PATEROS — The Carlton Complex fires hit some families harder than others.

Bright lights

Two letters of the Stan’s Merry Mart sign in Wenatchee flank the supermoon that lit up the Wenatchee Valley Sunday night. A supermoon occurrs when a full moon happens at the same time the moon makes it closest approach to Earth on its elliptical orbit. The result is a moon that appears larger than usual.

Walter named to national public lands committee

WENATCHEE — Chelan County Commissioner Ron Walter has been appointed to a one-year term overseeing a national committee focused on federal policies that affect county government.

Storms may bring flash flooding

WENATCHEE — Flash flooding, particularly in areas burned by recent wildfires, is possible around North Central Washington Tuesday through Thursday.

Fire meeting set for Tuesday

TWISP — A new Type 1 firefighting team taking over the Carlton Complex, Upper Falls Creek and Little Bridge Creek fires in the Methow Valley will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp.

Man dies from apparent suicide at park

WENATCHEE — A man who died late Friday from a gunshot fired at Centennial Park in downtown Wenatchee that morning is an apparent suicide, Wenatchee police say.

Wildfires take toll on patrol cars

OKANOGAN — After driving thousands of miles in the last few weeks to notify hundreds of residents that they were threatened by wildfire, the aging patrol cars at the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office have reached their limit.

Mint farm sues Dow over herbicide

ROYAL CITY — A mint farm claiming $2 million in crop damages has sued Dow AgroSciences for what farm owners say are false claims by Dow about an herbicide it manufactures.

Man killed after walking into highway

PATEROS — A man who walked into a highway was killed early Sunday morning when he was struck by a passing ambulance, according to the State Patrol.

Wind, dry lightning could add up to bad news for fires

NCW — A weather inversion that kept wildfires in check over the weekend is expected to give way to dry, windy conditions and dry lightning that will challenge firefighting efforts across the region.

Calm fire weekend precedes weather warning

WENATCHEE — Still weather let smoke build up and helped wildfire boundaries remain stable Sunday, but a threat of storms looms in coming days, according to the National Weather Service. 

Young man dies after drowning rescue

WENATCHEE — A Wenatchee teen died early Sunday, the morning after firefighters in snorkel gear were able to rescue him from roughly half an hour underwater in the Columbia River.