The hottest temperatures so far this year are likely this weekend.
According to the National Weather Service, on Saturday high temperatures are likely to reach into the mid 80s to low 90s. Temperatures on Sunday will likely be even hotter with highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s. Morning low temperatures Saturday and Sunday will only fall to the low 60s.
Sensitive groups such as the elderly and those with existing health concerns may experience impacts from the heat. The elderly and those with existing health concerns should remain hydrated and attempt to stay in a cool place during the heat of the day.
With the heat occurring over a weekend, many individuals will be tempted to go onto the area waterways. Please be aware that the rivers and waters are still cold. Many deaths in early heat waves across the Pacific Northwest occur from drowning due to the cold water.