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Seattle/Tacoma – WA, US, National Weather Service
Southwest Interior, Tacoma Area, East Puget Sound Lowlands, Bellevue and Vicinity, Seattle and Vicinity, Cascades of Whatcom and Skagit Counties, Cascades of Snohomish and King Counties and Cascades of Pierce and Lewis Counties
…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM PDT SATURDAY…
WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures rising into the mid 80s to lower 90s today, 90s to near 100 degrees Thursday and Friday. Highs still near 90 Saturday. Hottest temperatures over the Southwest Interior, Cascade foothills, and Cascade Valleys.
WHERE…Southwest Interior, Tacoma Area, East Puget Sound Lowlands, Bellevue and Vicinity, Seattle and Vicinity, Cascades of Whatcom and Skagit Counties, Cascades of Snohomish and King Counties and Cascades of Pierce and Lewis Counties.
WHEN…From noon today to 7 PM PDT Saturday.
IMPACTS…Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Nighttime relief on Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning will be poor across Eastern Puget Sound, the adjacent Cascade foothills, and the Seattle metro areas away from the water. Overnight temperatures will remain in the 70s, and only briefly drop into the mid to upper 60s late overnight.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.