With sunset times getting earlier and the fall equinox not far down the road, maybe another week of warm weather isn’t so bad after all — especially if overnight lows don’t creep too high.
The National Weather Service of Seattle is predicting high temperatures very close to 90 degrees at least two days this week. But it won’t be a long stretch, and it won’t be like the six days of 90-or-more-degree temperatures we saw last month.
“It’s going to be warm, but nothing like we saw in July,” meteorologist Carly Kovacik said.
The high on Tuesday is expected to be in the low to mid-80s with temperatures climbing Wednesday into the upper 80s, she said. Thursday is expected to be a bit warmer, possibly hitting 90.
If Thursday hits 89 or above, that would break the 88-degree record set in 1991 for Aug. 18, according to the weather service.
And if Wednesday and Thursday both reach 90 degrees, Seattle would tie the 2015 record of 12 days with highs at 90 degrees or above for the year.
Overnight lows are expected to be in the upper 50s to lower 60s throughout the week, so sleeping without air conditioning won’t be the challenge we had earlier this summer, Kovacik said.
“We had to deal with that long stretch of hot days,” Kovacik said. “We know what it feels like to be in the 90s for a while; we can handle a day or two at this point.”
On Friday, temperatures should drop about 8 to 10 degrees into the low 80s, she said.
The weekend is looking to be dry and in the mid-80s, with clouds in the morning giving way to clear skies in the afternoon.