This year, we've seen 44 days with a high temperature of at least 80 degrees. Normal for our area is 27 days with temps that high.

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Though heat records were set in the Puget Sound region this summer, those sweltering days of 85-degree-plus temperatures are likely in the rearview mirror, according to the National Weather Service.

Meteorologist Dana Felton, of the Weather Service’s Seattle office, said that while we cannot completely rule out the possibility of another scorcher — since we had 90-degree-or-hotter days on Sept. 22 in both 1989 and 1990 — there’s still a really good chance we won’t even see mid-80s again.

“Once we get past the middle of September, we only average one 80-degree day” for the rest of the year, Felton said. And, he said, “we’re not going to get another 80-degree day this week so that’s that.”

We hit a high of 80 degrees on Monday, he said, which was the 44th time this year we had temperatures of at least 80. Normal for our area is 27 days of 80-degree-or-more temperatures, Felton said.

But the rest of the week is predicted to be cooler, he said, with a high of 74 degrees predicted for Tuesday and high clouds rolling into the area Tuesday night and an overnight low of 55 degrees.

Felton said it’s expected to be sunny with a high of about 70 on Wednesday and will likely warm up just a bit on Thursday and Friday, which will be sunny with temperatures reaching the lower 70s.

Clouds will increase on Saturday, though the high temperature will remain in the low 70s, he said, but on Sunday it will cool down to the upper 60s and bring a fairly good chance of rain. On Sunday night, rain is “likely,” Felton said, and on Monday, high temperatures will reach only to the mid-60s.