You might’ve heard, but blazing temperatures are hitting Seattle this weekend!
The National Weather Service has informed that an excessive heat watch will be in effect from Friday afternoon, through Monday afternoon. Dangerously hot conditions possibly near 100° on Saturday and Sunday may affect the city. The advice is to be cautious, especially because extreme heat may significantly increase the potential for heat-related illness, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
⚠️Record-Breaking and Dangerous Heatwave coming to the West. Over 80 sites are forecast to break daily high temperature records starting this weekend. All-time June monthly records could also be broken in some locations in the Pacific Northwest. https://t.co/L4FyvSS6lj pic.twitter.com/ouyIvWG3Fd
— NWS Weather Prediction Center (@NWSWPC) June 23, 2021
Seattle might break records with this historic heatwave. The last time it was this hot, was back in 2009, when the city reached 103 degrees.
Areas like Alki Beach and the San Juan Islands might get cooler temperatures due to the ocean breeze they receive constantly. Inland areas may not get the same benefit. So this weekend make sure to monitor yourself, stay hydrated, plan to relax, and stay out of the sun.