Excessive heat watch issued for Seattle, 1st since '09

Excessive heat watch issued for Seattle, 1st since '09

Excessive heat watch issued for Seattle, 1st since '09

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 11 at 6:33 PM

With temperatures expected to reach the 90s this weekend, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the Seattle metro area – the first time it’s happened in five years.

Highs in Seattle are expected to be in the upper 80s-to-low 90s through at least Tuesday and lows will be in the 60s. It will be cooler along the coast. Latest forecast

The main reason for the heat watch is because it will not cool down much in the evenings, causing homes to retain more of that heat.

The last excessive heat watch for the area was issued July 29, 2009 when it was 103 degrees.

Oregon is baking under the same heat with highs in the mid to upper 90s forecast in Portland, Salem and Eugene.

Forecasters expect highs in eastern Oregon over 100. Some thunderstorms are possible Sunday.

Related: Tips for staying safe in the summer heat

Related: Protecting kids from the summer sun

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