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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

August 5, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Morning Memo / Sunday: Hot, hot heat … Seafair finale … man with rifle closes I-5

Weather:  Hot. Hot. Hot. Today’s forecast calls for it to be even hotter than yesterday, with highs possibly reaching high 80s to low 90s. We could even break the record for this day: 89 degrees, which was set in 1977, according to KING5. Things will start to change quickly tomorrow, with winds shifting to bring in cooler coastal air, which may bring showers and possible thunderstorms. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Currently all clear out there right now, but remember that the I-90 bridge will close this afternoon from 12:45 to 2:40 p.m. for Blue Angels performances. The Highway 520  floating bridge also will close from 11:30 a.m. to about noon for boat traffic. The map and cams.

Seafair: Today is the last day of Seafair and we couldn’t have asked for a better day to cap the festival. As I mentioned above, the Blue Angels perform over Lake Washington from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Also happening, the final hydro heats start this morning at 10:25 a.m.,  leading up to the Albert Lee H1 Unlimited Final at 4:45 p.m. Complete Sunday Seafair schedule.

I-5 closes after report of man with gun on overpass: After police received a report about a man with either a stick or a rifle on the I-5 overpass, a Ferndale police officer said he may have seen a muzzle flash. Despite a full response, including a K-9 unit and a Homeland Security helicopter, officers could not find a suspect or any evidence a shot was fired, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Tuesday primary: Need a refresher on the primary? Or if you haven’t paying attention until now, Andrew Garber breaks down the key races and gives practical information on voting deadlines, drop box locations and voting centers for the disabled.

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