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September 11, 2013 at 4:24 PM
UPDATE: 5 p.m. | A new reading at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has the high at 93 degrees now, up from 91 earlier today.
ORIGINAL POST | Today’s heat in Seattle reached 91 degrees, breaking a record high for the day of 87 set in 2009.
That observation, taken at 4 p.m. at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, could even see a bump of a degree or two before the end of the day, said Josh Smith, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.
Tonight should drop down to a low around 60. Then tomorrow morning, some areas of fog are expected to gradually clear, and the high should be 78, the weather service reports.
The air is expected to be a little less muggy the rest of the week. No rain in the forecast, though — at least not until Sunday, when there’s a chance of showers that could continue through next week.
June 28, 2013 at 10:35 AM
With a heat wave on the way, you probably already know it’s important to stay hydrated, but did you know that very cold drinks can be harmful in hot weather?
The Centers for Disease Control says icy cold beverages should be avoided when it’s super-hot, because they cause stomach cramps.
The CDC also suggests avoiding alcohol and sugary drinks, because they can cause you to lose body fluids.
The agency’s tips for preventing heat-related illness contain advice you’ve heard before, but is worth a reminder as the mercury rises:
- Don’t leave children or pets in a parked car.
- Wear sunscreen.
- Check on vulnerable neighbors and relatives.
- Cut down on exercise.
Highs in the upper 80s and low 90s are forecast for the Puget Sound area over the next four days. In Eastern Washington – and much of the Western U.S. – temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees.
At this point — although it’s nearly a week out — the forecast is smiling on fireworks watchers. Thursday, Independence Day, is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high of 74 in the Seattle area.
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