Updated Thursday 11:15 p.m.
Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight...! You might be singing that old tune around the Sound, as it's going to be awhile before Thursday's high temperatures (upper 80s in Seattle and Tacoma, but 90s in the foothills & south of Olympia) fade away. It will take all night just to cool off to the low 60s in the metro area, and unless you're one of the few lucky ones with A.C., your home probably won't drop out of the 70s. Tough sleeping weather inside--under the stars OUTSIDE will probably be more comfortable!
Friday will be another sizzler, at least by Northwest standards. Afternoon temperatures will again hit the middle to upper 80s downtown, with low to middle 90s in foothill communities like Issaquah & Enumclaws. If you're planning to be lakeside, river-floating, or on a boat, it will be the perfect day for being near or in our gorgeous waterways (just remember to be water-safety smart...the rivers in particular are still fast and cold). If the mercury readings around the Sound are too much for you, you'll find 70s near Port Angeles, and thanks to a thick blanket of low clouds and fog, the ocean beaches will be lucky to get out of the 60s.
That marine air sitting at the coastline starts to make a run for the Sound on Saturday. Much like Tuesday, we'll see a morning clouds/afternoon sunshine pattern setting up for the weekend. This will slow our warming, and thanks to that Pacific influence, our high temperatures will drop back into the 70s. Still gorgeous for being outside or taking in the Torchlight Parade downtown, but definitely cooler than we're seeing right now.
A little disturbance swinging in here on Monday will kick off the month of August with increasing clouds and a chance for showers and thundershowers.
Have a great morning, and keep cool!
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team
Today's Record Temperatures