1st heat wave of the year expected in western Washington this weekend

Western Washington’s first heat event of the year is expected Saturday through Monday. Most lowland areas will see highs in the 80s to around 90 degrees by Sunday.

SEATTLE — The cool, wet weather pattern western Washington has been stuck in is finally showing signs of shutting down.

On Tuesday, the first official day of summer, Sea-Tac Airport recorded a high of 76 degrees, which was the hottest temperature recorded at the airport so far this year. Tuesday’s high surpassed the previous warmest temperature this year of 73 degrees.

But summer is just beginning and even warmer temperatures are expected this weekend.

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