Temperatures to heat up in Tri-Cities this week

Tri-City HeraldJune 30, 2014 

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Friends, clockwise from upper left, Will Mackebon, 11 of Richland, Sam MacKebon, 13 of Richland, Ben MacKebon, 13 of Richland, and Robbie Knight, 13 of Pasco, swim Monday in the Columbia River at Howard Amon Park in Richland. The friends are home schooled and spent the afternoon cooling off in the river on their first day of summer break. Expect more sunshine today with a high near 85 according to the National Weather Service.

SARAH GORDON — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

— Temperatures should hit the high 90s this week in the Tri-Cities as a ridge of high pressure moves over the Mid-Columbia, according to the National Weather Service.

Today the high is expected to be about 87 degrees and that will rise to 97 Tuesday, according to the weather service.

Wednesday a high of 99 degrees is forecast in the Tri-Cities.

The weather should cool slightly after that with clear skies continuing through the three-day holiday weekend. The high should drop to about 89 degrees on July 4 and then be in the lower 90s Saturday and Sunday, according to the weather service.

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