ADVISORY: Expect Minor Heat Wave This Weekend!
Hot weather across western Washington this weekend…
A strong ridge of high pressure will build over the Pacific northwest Friday through the weekend. Temperatures on Friday will be noticeably warmer across western Washington under sunny skies. Offshore flow will strengthen over the weekend with much hotter temperatures expected. Some spots may flirt with record high temperatures… especially locations away from the water.
Temperatures on Friday are expected to range from the 70s along the coast to the upper 70s and 80s inland. On Saturday and Sunday most areas should reach into the 80s… with some low to mid 90s possible. It is possible that a few spots could approach or break the record high temperature for the day.
Marine air will arrive at the coast Monday bringing cooler temperatures. However… it may take a couple days for temperatures to moderate over interior western Washington.
Except for the short hot spell in mid may… it has been cooler than normal the last couple months. This will be a rather abrupt transition to hot weather. Be careful of the heat in the coming days and check up on the elderly. Stay hydrated and avoid vigorous activity during the heat of the day. Never leave pets in a parked car.
The record highs to beat at SeaTac are:
- FRIDAY: 88 (set in 2000)
- SATURDAY: 91 (set in 1995)
- SUNDAY: 93 (set in 1987)