Seattle hits 93 degrees; another hot one expected Sunday

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Updated Sunday, Aug 5 at 11:52 AM

Many people in Washington and Oregon are feeling the hot weather that has been broiling much of the rest of the country this weekend.

Seattle finally reached the 90-degree mark on Saturday afternoon. Sea-Tac Airport topped out at 93 degrees. The last time Sea-Tac hit 90 degrees or more was August 16, 2010.

High temperatures reached 95 in Gig Harbor, 96 in Shelton and 94 in Sammamish.

On Sunday, temperatures are expected to again reach into the 90s.

"South of Everett, the South Sound, Southwest Interior looking at temperatures into the 90s," said KING 5 Meteorologist Jim Guy.

A heat advisory is in effect until Sunday night from an area east of Everett down through Seattle, down to Olympia, Kelso and the Vancouver/Portland area.

Much of Oregon was under a heat advisory during a scorching afternoon Saturday. By 5 p.m., temperatures reached 105 in Medford, 102 in Portland and Salem, 101 in Eugene and 100 in The Dalles.

Sunday will be another scorcher. The record high at Sea-Tac for August 5 is 89 degrees, set back in 1977.

"I think we have a pretty good chance for a new record high temperature," said Guy. "We'll be right back into the lower 90s again."

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Our warm weekend sunshine is attributed to high pressure and offshore flow, pushing temperatures into the 80s, 90s and even 100s in some areas around Eastern Washington.

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Temperatures in the 90s bring the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Forecasters also are advising people who cool off in lakes and rivers to wear life jackets.

The Puget Sound Clean Air agency has warned that unhealthy smog could build up for communities against the Cascade Mountains, such as Enumclaw on Sunday.

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