News you should know on your Thursday morning

News you should know on your Thursday morning
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Happy Thursday morning! It will be a bright and sunny day with high temperatures in the mid-80s. Already looking ahead to the weekend? 4 News Now Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker says we can expect more warm and dry weather.

Here’s what else you should know as you start your day:

Cheney evacuations lowered

Four fires burning in Cheney caused mandatory evacuations for a few homes last night. Those have now been lowered to Level 2 as crews seem to gain more confidence the fires are no longer spreading. In total, about 160 acres are burning. There are about 100 firefighters working to fight the flames. Read the latest HERE.

Treat yo’ self today

It’s Miracle Treat Day! That means if you stop by a Dairy Queen today, you can help raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network and help support local kids in the hospital. One dollar from every Blizzard sold at participating DQ locations today will be donated to the non-profit. Find your nearest participating DQ here!

Looking for a challenge?

This man was. Ned Hastings, from Tri-Cities, just swam the entire length of the Upper and Lower Priest Lake. It took him 14 hours and 23 minutes, in 68-degree water. Way to go, Ned!