Hot weather records could be broken Saturday (June 27) as temperatures climb into the 90s.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the South Sound through early Sunday.
The record high for June 27, set in 2000 at Sea-Tac Airport, is 88 degrees. Sunday is forecast to be 87 with a slight chance of thunderstorms. The record for that date is 91, reached in 1995 and 2005.
Next week looks to stick within mid-80s, according to the Weather Service.
Pierce County’s Department of Emergency Management has urged people to stay out of the heat if possible, hydrate, don’t leave pets and kids in cars unattended and check on elderly neighbors.
Emergency managers also encourage visits to public buildings with cooler air, such as libraries, malls and movie theaters.
Here are other spots to cool off around the county, this weekend or later:
• Anderson Island Fire Department, 12207 Lake Josephine Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
• Bonney Lake Senior Center, 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
• City of Buckley Multi Purpose Center, 811 E. Main St., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday and Tues; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday through Friday.
• Chapel Hill Church, 7700 Skansie Ave., Gig Harbor, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday through Thursday. Also will be open Friday (June 26).
• DuPont Fire Station 1780 Civic Drive, noon to 10 p.m. when temperatures are in the 90s.
• Fife Community Center, 2111 54th Ave. E., 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
• Mountain View Community Center, 3607 122nd Ave. E., Edgewood, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and on Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
• South Hill Mall, 3500 S. Meridian, Puyallup, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday thorugh Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
• Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 S. C St., Spanaway, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
• Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 Worthington St., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
These locations allow pets to come in with their owners to get out of the heat. Pets need to be on a leash or in a crate and owners must provide water if they plan on being in the facility for long periods of time.
• Petco, hours vary store to store.
• Petsmart, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, 10 a,n, to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
• VCA Pacific Animal Hospital, 10234 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma, open 24 hours a day.
For more information on those most at risk and how to avoid heat-related illnesses visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department or the National Weather Service websites.