Updated Thursday 4:10 p.m.
You had to come check, didn't you. A sliver of hope that maybe the forecast models have changed and it'll be nice and 72 for a few days, not any more of this 90+ stuff, right?
Well, I have one word for you:
No dice :( Still a very hot pattern in store through Monday. We made it to the low 90s today around Seattle and we have another clear and uncomfortably warm night for the Puget Sound region on tap with lows only in the mid 60s, and barely at that. Seattle went from 68 to 64 and back to 68 within the three pre-dawn hours this morning. I suspect more of the same tonight.
We should see some slight cooling Friday and Saturday but maybe "cooling" isn't the right word here but "lowering of expected high temperatures a bit" as highs should still reach the upper 80s. Same story for Fourth of July Saturday: Sunny and hot with highs in the upper 80s.
Sunday we actually still are trending the *other* way with perhaps a day of east wind that will bake the entire region -- no more smug Hoquiamians (?) taunting us with their upper 60s. Highs everywhere should get to around 90 with mid-to-dare-I-say-upper 90s around Seattle and environs. If summer really does begin on July 5th as it does most years in Seattle, I surrender.
Monday will have the same "lowering of expected high temperatures a bit" to the upper 80s and low 90s with continued sunshine.
There still remains some hope for more significant cooling as we get into the middle of the week as the marine breezes finally return, although let's not get carried away. It doesn’t look like we'll have much for morning clouds and highs should still get into the low-mid 80s, which admittedly will probably feel like paradise whereas three years ago we'd all be running for Alaska at the sight of an 85.
So there, that's one reason to have come to check the forecast. Looking for rain? At this point, still wishful thinking...
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