Know your thunderstorm types
Summer thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon or evening in the Tri-Cities, according to the National Weather Service.
Fire danger is rated as high in the Mid-Columbia, and a red flag fire warning has been issued because of possible lightning hitting dry grasslands from 1 p.m. to midnight Wednesday.
Fortunately, any thunderstorms may come with rain showers to reduce the chance of lightning-sparked fires spreading.
The weather service forecasts a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms and showers in the Tri-Cities Wednesday afternoon.
But by evening the chance increases to 60 percent for showers with possible thunder and lightning.
Temperatures will be cooling from a high of 86 Tuesday to a high of about 80 on Wednesday. Highs should cool to the mid 70s Thursday and Friday.