Were you actually in Seattle Sunday and are wondering, "what's Scott typing about? It rained for a few minutes, but record?!?" you're not alone.
70? Gone. At least for highs.
Sunshine? 80s? Got plenty.
90? Sure, why not.
OK, so you probably want a bit more than that, but you likely won't need more. Sunshine is here to stay for the next seven days with clouds about as visible as Tom Brady text messages. In fact, if you look at the seven day forecast on our site, there's one small, lonely cloud on Tuesday -- we just put that there to try to give some glimmer of hope to the cool weather fans. (Consider this our version of the Canadian winter forecasts' +1° on Day 7). Besides, you can't have a silver lining on a cloud if there aren't any around :)
The only tweaks from day to day are the high temperatures. We continue our warming trend Wednesday with highs in the mid-upper 80s. By Thursday and Friday, we're back up to the low 90s around Seattle. The next 90 degree day will tie the record for most in a year, the second one will break the record, and the third and fourth...and maybe fifth(?) and sixth(?) one will just send this year's records into Cal Ripken territory for never being broken. At least we hope so.
Upper 80s to low 90s are likely to stay through the weekend into early next week. Some forecast models offer a touch of cooling for the middle of next week, but it's only a half-hearted effort to cool us down, like "it can't stay this hot this long, can it?" -- logic that has regularly burned local meteorologists throughout this summer. So just keep the upper 80s in the forecast for now and we'll sound some sort of trumpet atop the Space Needle (not really, I don't think they'd let me up there for that) when we see some significant cooling.
In the meantime, break out the measures you used to stay cool in early July.
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