This week’s cold weather is edging down into record-breaking territory.
The temperature in Tacoma dropped to 26 degrees early Wednesday, with a low of 23 degrees predicted for the 24-hour period ending at midnight.
According to National Weather Service data, the record low temperature for Dec. 4 is 21 degrees, set in 1994 at Sea-Tac Airport.
Thursday is predicted to be even colder, with a low of 20 in Tacoma and down into the teens in parts of East Pierce and Thurston counties. The lowest minimum temperature ever recorded at Sea-Tac on Dec. 5 was 23 degrees, according to Weather Service records.
The average low temperature for Dec. 5 is 36 degrees.
The cold, dry weather pattern is expected to stretch into next week, the Weather Service said.
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