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An incoming trough of low pressure located not too far off the Northwest coast on Friday will swing through the region this weekend, allowing for some welcome relief following a very toasty stretch of weather this week. There is a catch to this cool down, however. While the Northwest will be able to enjoy more comfortable weather, the northern Plains will deal with intense heat. This won’t last long, through, as another warm-up returns early next week. Following widespread, above-average temperatures on Friday, temperatures will take a nosedive on Saturday across the western two-thirds of Washington and Oregon. Highs will be up to 20 degrees below-normal, which means actual maximum temperatures will only be in the 60s and 70s. East of the Cascade Mountains, heat will continue to crank on Saturday with temperatures nearly 20 degrees above-average. This means high temperatures will range from the 70s and 80s in the…