As of 6pm, 13,000 in Whatcom County were without power.
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The Fire Marshal's Office advises to continue to use extreme caution with outdoor fires since vegetation is still recovering from the long stretch of dry weather and is susceptible to fire spread.
National Weather Service forecasters have issued a wind advisory due to expected strong winds.
Today's rain could be considered preparation for what is forecast for later this week.
Unincorporated areas in Whatcom County and Lummi Island continue to be under Stage 2 burn bans.
Firefighters have been inundated by 911 callers reporting suspicious smoke that turn out to be false alarms.
NWS warns extreme heat and humidity significantly increases the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
In addition to local monitoring reports, Canadian authorities have issued an Air Quality Alert for border areas.
Experts advise seeking out places equipped with air conditioning such as libraries, shopping malls and community centers to beat the heat.