Updated Saturday 5 p.m.
If the heat was a little much for you, then Saturday was the day you'd been waiting for! A strong onshore push from the ocean beaches coupled with a trough of low pressure dropping into British Columbia served to chop down the high temperatures by at least 10 degrees today around Puget Sound. Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia all topped out in the middle to upper 70s, versus the upper 80s that were attained the past few afternoons.
It will be terrific for Torchlight tonight, but bring a jacket. Temperatures will drop into the 60s after dark. Skies will start out starry but will end up cloudy by dawn as the marine deck rushes back in.
After starting with mainly cloudy skies and lows in the 50s, we'll end up back in the middle 70s around the Sound with afternoon clearing and sunshine for the final day of July. It will perfect for getting out biking on the Burke Gilman or getting in a round of tennis on the courts.
Early August gets off to an interesting start. A deeper trough of low pressure moves in, bringing with it a chance for showers and thundershowers. Temperatures will have trouble cracking 70 on Tuesday as the trough swings through.
After that, things bounce back to warmer summer sunshine later in the week. We'll warm up into the upper 70s to near 80 by Thursday. Summer at its finest here in Western Washington!
Have a great night,
Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell
The KOMO4 Forecast Team
Today's Record Temperatures