Thunderstorm warning issued for this afternoon
Last updated 7/1/2021 at 11:57am
SPOKANE--The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a thunderstorm warning effective through 4 p.m. today, July 1 for the greater Spokane area to include Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights and the Davenport area.
Most notably, the NWS noted concern for new fire starts, saying they were likely due to dry fuels despite some storms bringing light rain.
Crews were responding to multiple fires in the Spokane/Spokane Valley area this morning.
Scattered thunderstorms with "abundant" lightning were expected today through the end of the warning. Wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour are possible...