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What a 'scorcher'! Seattle has first 80 degree day of the year

What a 'scorcher'! Seattle has first 80 degree day of the year
A local man enjoys Seattle's first 80-degree day since last September.

It's been a long wait -- some might say an excruciatingly-long wait -- for Seattle to reach their first 80 degree day of the year -- 301 days to be exact.

But the wait is over.

Sea-Tac Airport reported a high temperature of 82 degrees Saturday, the first time the temperature has had an '8' as the first digit since September 3, 2010.

The 301-day wait was the fourth-longest wait on record behind a 319 day streak that spanned across the winter if 1953-54 and a pair of 310-day records.

Another record averted was the longest wait for first 80-degree day of the year. July 2nd will go down as the sixth-longest -- the record was July 21 in 1980.

But if 80 is your thing, we hope you enjoyed it. A weak cold front will move into the region on Sunday, bringing a much cooler day with even some showers tossed in. The weather does dry out for next week, but highs are expected to remain in the 70s. Not a bad consolation prize.