Temperatures hit 92 degrees Saturday, and highs in the 90s are going to keep coming for a few more days, according to the National Weather Service.
This July Fourth became the hottest on record in Seattle when the temperature hit 92 degrees, breaking the 1972 record by one degree.
The new high was reached at 5:32 p.m. Saturday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.
And the heat isn’t ending. Temperatures will be in the 90s for the next few days with a slight cool-down starting Thursday, said meteorologist Johnny Burg, of the Weather Service.
“Tomorrow’s going to be pretty warm,” he said of Sunday’s outlook.
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Saturday marked the 10th straight day of readings above 80 degrees in Seattle, its third-longest stretch, National Weather Service tweeted.
It’s all due to a high-pressure system and a flow of warm air, Burg said.
He said there may be above-normal temperatures in the next 14 days.
Amid the record heat, firefighters put out a handful of brush fires in the city Saturday afternoon.