More July heat ahead

Beautiful Puget Sound sunset. Viewer photo from Keith in Anacortes.

The heat is on! We're going to see temperatures soar more than ten degrees above normal in some spots. A ridge of high pressure continues to hold it's grip on the Pacific Northwest for the next few days. A weak system brings in some natural air conditioning with a marine push of air mid-week, but we'll heat up again this weekend.

TODAY we're starting off with brief clouds. Sun and some warmth for the afternoon. High temperatures in the mid 80s for Seattle/Puget Sound. Low 90s for SW Washington/Portland. Tonight we'll still hang onto that daytime heat and temperatures will in the 60s-- so they might be a bit uncomfortable for sleeping.

TOMORROW another warm day expected. We'll see a repeat of Monday's heat but with even fewer morning clouds-- we might add a degree or two onto the thermometer.

THE REST OF THE WEEK will still be mostly dry. WEDNESDAY is the day we see a marine push of cooler air thanks to a front moving through British Columbia. Extra morning clouds and naybe some drizzle on the coast or a few Cascade showers, otherwise dry. High temps in the mid 70s. THURSDAY also starts cloudy with gradual clearing. Highs 75-80. THE WEEKEND is looking warm, a bit muggy and could have some pop-up Cascade t-storms. High temps in the mid 80s.

Daisies on First Hill. Photo: Tim Joyce