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Heat could reach record temperatures this weekend

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 3, 2012 at 8:28 am with 5 Comments »
August 3, 2012 8:28 am

Temperatures are expected to hit sweltering highs this weekend and forecasters have dubbed it the hottest weather of the year.

Today will reach 79 degrees, with temperatures climbing to 88 on Saturday and 89 on Sunday.

The Seattle/Tacoma area could even break a record Sunday if temperatures stretch into the 90s, according to the National Weather Service. The record for that date – Aug. 5 – is 89 degrees, which was set in 1977.

The hot spell is caused by a combination of high pressure and a low level offshore flow.

In a special weather statement, forecasters remind people to drink plenty of water, limit sun exposure and be cautious around rivers and lakes when the urge to cool off takes hold.

Temperatures will drop back to the high 70s on Monday.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. Wow, one would think it was August in summer!!

  2. …And be sure that pets have access to plenty of water and to shaded areas to get out of the sun…

  3. Any bets on how many dogs die in locked cars this weekend? How about forgotten kids?

    I think I’ll avoid the news for a few days so I don’t have to know.

  4. whatthehell says:

    that’s rainy-day people will let you have a couple days of summer heat; we’ll get you back later in the year.

    I’ve lived her since I was born 60 years ago and it always has puzzled me why tacoma people want 80° everyday..why dont you all move back down to east-side LA and get the summer heat all year around.

  5. whatthehell says:

    btw, kathleen merryman is nuts. okay, so we have nice pretty buildings now, but the crime rate, and the fear of going out into certain hoods after dark is something we never had in the 50’s -’60s – and even ’70s.

    kathleen go live on the south side or the east side and get a reality check on how things have really changed.

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