Blowing dust possible Sunday in Tri-Cities

Blowing dust may be an issue Sunday as winds gust in the Mid-Columbia, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service has issued a fire weather watch for the Tri-Cities and surrounding area for Sunday afternoon and evening. Because of the predicted gusty winds and low relative humidity, it may elevate the fire watch to a red flag fire warning.

Light winds early Sunday could build up to sustained speeds of 14 mph late in the day and 21 mph overnight in the Tri-Cities. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph late in the day and as high as 29 mph overnight.

Sunny weather might start giving way to more clouds by Tuesday and a chance of rain midweek, according to the weather service.

Temperatures are forecast to fall from a high of about 95 degrees Saturday to about 88 on Sunday and then into the low 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Tri-Cities.