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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

August 3, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Sunny skies and maybe record highs in Seattle this weekend.

Residents of Jet City better get their sun-block and flip-flops out of storage this weekend with forecasts showing temperatures reaching the high 80s over the weekend.

A high pressure ridge will be moving over Seattle, bringing in a spell of warm, dry air just in time for the weekend, said Johnny Burg, a meteorologist with the  National Weather Service.

The Weather Service shows a high of 85 degrees Saturday and 87 degrees for Sunday.

Sunday has the potential to be the hottest August 5 since 1977 when the temperature hit 89 degrees.

The recent spat of warm weather has caused the Snohomish County Fire Marshal to issue a burn ban for unincorporated areas of the county starting Monday at 6 a.m. It will be in effect until rains pick up, said county fire marshal Michael McCrary.

The weather will be good news for the 130,000 people expected to flock to Seafair this weekend for boat races and other festivities.

The weather had been iffy the last couple of years said Melissa Jurcan, director of marketing for Seafair. But this weekend,  “we couldn’t be happier.”

Things should be back to normal Monday when cooler air from the coast will move over the city, said Burg.

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