PUGET SOUND FORECAST
A sunny, summery, and at times smoky day is on tap for Puget Sound with temperatures climbing into the mid 70s to lower 80s. The warmest temperatures are expected for Central and South Sound from Seattle south. Sea-Tac is expected to hit 81 degrees today, which would be a new daily high temperature record, beating out the previous of 70. Light wildfire smoke will move in at times throughout the day which could slightly drop the air quality across Puget Sound.
It's hard to believe it's October! It truly will feel like August with highs running 10-15 degrees above average. Most areas climb into the mid 70s to lower 80s for your Sunday afternoon with similar temperatures expected on Monday. The only difference Monday will be the immediate Pacific coastal areas cooling a few degrees.
With the warmth and offshore winds, wildfire smoke does become a concern Sunday and Monday especially from Puget Sound into the Cascade foothills where light smoke is expected. This could reduce air quality at times so keep that in mind if you're sensitive to wildfire pollutants.
The high pressure that's brining the warmth will gradually weaken during the upcoming workweek, but right now it looks like we will continue to see sunshine with highs staying in the low to mid-70s from midweek through the end of the week. Normal highs right now are in the mid to upper 60s.