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Oct. 1, 2022

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Excessive heat warning that includes Clark County runs through Saturday

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Temperatures are forecast to climb to dangerous levels over the next several days as a heat wave settles in to the area.

After reaching the mid-90s on Wednesday, temperatures are forecast to rise as high as 105 degrees in some areas through Saturday, according to an excessive heat warning from the National Weather Service.

The hottest temperatures are expected today and Friday, with overnight temperatures falling to only about 70, the warning said.

The heat will greatly increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, especially for those working outdoors or taking part in outdoor activities. People without air conditioning can find relief from the heat at the mall or library, or go to one of a number of cooling shelters listed at, according to Clark County Public Health.

Garbage and recycling services will start early for the rest of the week; Waste Connections is asking customers to put out garbage and recycling either early in the morning or the night before to ensure pickup. Transfer stations will close at 2 p.m. today and Friday due to the heat.

The high-1pressure ridge that created conditions for this heat wave is expected to begin moving out of the area this weekend, with slightly cooler temperatures on Saturday continuing into early next week.

There is a small chance that wildfire smoke moving in at high altitude could create hazy conditions and result in high temperatures only around 90 degrees, though forecasters say the most likely scenario remains temperatures 15 to 20 degrees above normal for this time of the year.

The excessive heat warning began at noon Wednesday and runs through 10 p.m. Saturday.

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