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High Heat Sweeps Washington State

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - It's going to be hot today all over the state -- not just in Eastern Washington.

National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory beginning today for south-central Washington, including the Yakima Valley and lower Columbia River Basin and the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

Temperatures ranging from 102 to 107 degrees are forecast across the region for Thursday and Friday, continuing into the weekend in some areas.

But similar warnings are in place for Western Washington, where temperatures today are expected to inch into the mid-to-upper 90s.

At least six King County cities - Auburn, Bellevue, Des Moines, Renton, Issaquah and Tukwila - have opened emergency shelters for residents to escape the heat.