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Heat Advisory issued July 03 at 3:54AM PDT until July 03 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...HOT TEMPERATURES TO IMPACT THE INLAND NORTHWEST... TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES AROUND 103 DEGREES OR ABOVE WILL BE IN PLACE THROUGH FRIDAY. HOTTEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE SNAKE AND CLEARWATER RIVER VALLEYS...CENTRAL BASIN...AND IN LOWER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE OKANOGAN VALLEY AND WENATCHEE AREA. ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

Tonight

Lo73° Clear

Independence Day

Hi102° Hot

Saturday Night

Lo72° Clear

Sunday

Hi98° Hot

Sunday Night

Lo71° Clear

Monday

Hi100° Hot

Monday Night

Lo72° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi99° Hot

Tuesday Night

Lo73° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi96° Hot

The lagoon at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee is looking much different Wednesday as the Columbia River has been lowered about 16 feet behind Rock Island Dam due to a crack found in Wanapum Dam's spillway structure.

The lagoon at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee is looking much different Wednesday as the Columbia River has been lowered about 16 feet behind Rock Island Dam due to a crack found in Wanapum Dam's spillway structure.

The Columbia River is being spilled through the gates at Rock Island dam on Wednesday, now not sending any water through its generators because of a crack discovered in Wanapum Dam that is forcing the water level between the two dams to be lowered 26 feet.

The Columbia River is being spilled through the gates at Rock Island dam on Wednesday, now not sending any water through its generators because of a crack discovered in Wanapum Dam that is forcing the water level between the two dams to be lowered 26 feet.

Crescent Bar is looking more and more like it did in this photograph taken in 1918 well before Wanapum Dam was constructed. Susan Lacy who lives in a house overlooking the river, holds a newspaper clipping showing the area at that time.

Crescent Bar is looking more and more like it did in this photograph taken in 1918 well before Wanapum Dam was constructed. Susan Lacy who lives in a house overlooking the river, holds a newspaper clipping showing the area at that time.

The curious look through the area of an old orchard on Wednesday, normally under water at Crescent Bar. The Columbia River has been lowered about 26 feet behind Wanapum Dam because of a crack found in the spillway structure.

The curious look through the area of an old orchard on Wednesday, normally under water at Crescent Bar. The Columbia River has been lowered about 26 feet behind Wanapum Dam because of a crack found in the spillway structure.

People investigate the scene, Wednesday, near an old orchard and adjacent to the Crescent Bar Golf Course where human bones were found on Tuesday.

People investigate the scene, Wednesday, near an old orchard and adjacent to the Crescent Bar Golf Course where human bones were found on Tuesday.

Among the many birds enjoying a new found sand bar north of Walla Walla Point Park are four great herrons seen on Wednesday morning.

Among the many birds enjoying a new found sand bar north of Walla Walla Point Park are four great herrons seen on Wednesday morning.

The chanel leading into the lagoon at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee is all dried up.

The chanel leading into the lagoon at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee is all dried up.

Sand is being erroded into the Columbia River at a sandbar normally protected by water at Lynden Park in Wenatchee.

Sand is being erroded into the Columbia River at a sandbar normally protected by water at Lynden Park in Wenatchee.

An old road, normally under water, is seen on Wednesday at Crescent Bar. The Columbia River has been lowered about 26 feet behind Wanapum Dam because of a crack found in the spillway structure.

An old road, normally under water, is seen on Wednesday at Crescent Bar. The Columbia River has been lowered about 26 feet behind Wanapum Dam because of a crack found in the spillway structure.