Heat Advisory in Effect One More Day

The heat advisory remains in effect for one more day for much of the Puget Sound region and the Southwest Interior. The National Weather Service says the advisory will end at 8 PM tonight (Sunday). According to forecasters, temperatures today will be about the same as yesterday (Saturday) afternoon: mainly in the lower to mid 90s. A few places, such as Seattle and Olympia, will likely break or tie record highs for today. This will be the last day of this hot spell as onshore flow will return. Daytime temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees cooler tomorrow (Monday). Low temperatures tonight will also be cooler. Today’s conditions will continue to lure many people to area lakes and rivers. If you plan to be in or near open water, be water safe and wear a life jacket. If you work or spend time outside, take extra precaution. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work, it is recommended Scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location immediately. Heat stroke is an emergency so call 9-1-1 immediately.