This weekend will be a scorcher.
Temperatures are expected to climb into the high 80s and maybe even the 90s.
It would be first time since Aug. 16, 2010, that the region has felt temperatures rise above 90.
The Tacoma area could even break a record Sunday if temperatures stretch into the 90s, according to the National Weather Service. The record for that date – Aug. 5 – is 89 degrees, set in 1977.
“We’ve got a shot at that,” meteorologist Dana Felton said Friday.
Forecasters predict a high of 88 today and of 89 Sunday. There is no chance of breaking the record high for today, Felton said. That record was set in 1993 at 95 degrees during a rare three-day stretch of temperatures in the mid-90s.
This weekend’s hot spell is caused by a combination of high pressure and a flow of especially warm air coming from the south.
The Weather Service warns people that hot weather brings the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. So drink plenty of water, limit sun exposure, and be cautious around rivers and lakes when the urge to cool off takes hold.
We’ll be back in the high 70s Monday.email@example.com 253-597-8653