Updated Thursday 3:25 p.m.
The forecast can be summed up by this note in the National Weather Service forecast discussion this morning:
"THE HEAT ADVISORY THAT IS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR THE SEATTLE- BELLEVUE-TACOMA METRO AREAS...THE EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS...AND THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR WILL OBVIOUSLY BE MAINTAINED."
Yes, obviously. The heat isn't going anywhere for a while. In fact, in case you haven't heard (in which case, you really need to turn on your cell phone and surf the web once in a while) Seattle did reach 90 today, which means 10 90s for the year so far, and breaking the all time record. But why stop at 10? Looks like we'll probably get to 12. It also looks like July will be the hottest on record for Seattle by average monthly temperature, but now I just spoiled my blog for tomorrow when it becomes official.
Anyway, as sunny and hot, blah, blah. Lows tonight under clear skies will only be in the mid 60s. Friday, another sunny and hot day with highs in the mid 90s.
We'll "cool" a bit for Saturday to near 90, and then begin a gradual cooling trend through the middle of the week. We're still sunny on Sunday but highs will drop to the upper 80s (although I suppose 90 isn't out of the question.)
Marine breezes start to rev up a bit for Monday and steadily increase through the week. Highs Monday will drop to the low-mid 80s, then we're down into the 70s for Tuesday and Wednesday, with even a risk of light showers west of Puget Sound on Wednesday. By then, we can obviously drop the Heat Advisory :)
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