The weather in the Tri-Cities should start to feel more like fall this week, with high temperatures dropping into the mid-60s.
A dry cold front will bring windy weather to the Tri-Cities on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Blowing dust is predicted between noon and midnight Tuesday in the Mid-Columbia, with wind gusts up to 32 mph in the Tri-Cities.
The worst of the blowing dust should be from the north.
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Top soil in many fields is loose and dry after an extended period of dry weather, according to the weather service.
The dry conditions and windy weather also will increase the fire danger.
Temperatures will start to cool Tuesday, with highs dropping to about 74 degrees and then to about 66 degrees Wednesday and Thursday in the Tri-Cities.
Highs are not expected above 70 degrees for several days after that.
Lows should drop into the high 30s Tuesday or Wednesday night.