Updated Tuesday 5:30 p.m.
Today's weather forecast blog was written by our UW Weather Intern, Dennis Ferrer. ~Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
Five years ago today we set the all time record for the hottest day in seattle when we hit 103 (I think everyone remembers where they were on that day), and while we are no where near that record, we are still seeing a warm afternoon with temps in the upper 80s for most of the region. Moving forward, we are looking at a lot more of the same as a ridge of high pressure will keep things warm and dry through the weekend. That being said, we will see a mild “cool down” as a stiff onshore wind will keep us in the low 80’s tomorrow and Thursday, but temps will climb back up as we apporach the weekend. Sea Fair Weekend is panning out to be just perfect for most Seattleites as temperatures stay in the low-to-mid 80s with sunny blue skies all around!
Around the region, the onshore wind will look to keep things a bit more mild on the coast while Eastern Wa is looking at more triple digits in its future. There is also a strong system of possible thrunderstorms we are keeping an eye on that looks to be pushing through Eastern Oregon and into Idaho. We’ll keep everyone posted if that changes its trajectory.
To sum it all up, keep the sunglasses and sunblock handy as we move into August with some beautiful summer weather. There are very few prettier places than Seattle in the summer, so enjoy while its here!