Lisa Villegas serves as Chief Meteorologist for Q13 News in Seattle, Washington, delivering weeknight weather forecasts Monday through Thursday at 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m. and Sundays at 9, 10 and 11 p.m. She joined the news team in October 2020.
Lisa was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Meteorology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
The Emmy Award-winning meteorologist came to Seattle from KOLD in Tucson, Arizona, where she served as Chief and was voted Best Local Weatherperson in 2019 and 2020. Previously, Lisa studied and forecasted weather in Florida, Louisiana and Texas.
Lisa is an advocate for health and fitness, when not working at the Q13 News studio, you’ll find Lisa exploring Seattle’s hiking trails, paddle boarding with her dog Biscuit, checking out vegan restaurants, or at the gym training for fitness competitions. So if you spot her around town, please say hello.
Happy Monday! I'm sure you notice the haze/smoke this morning lingering across our area. The haze has significantly cleared up since then and temperatures peaked in the upper 80s. As of right now (7:30 pm), the air quality for Western Washington is looking good. There is an *Air Quality Alert* in effect for Eastern Washington through the week due to unhealthy to hazardous conditions caused by the wildfire smoke. I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing reduced air quality conditions this week.
Happy Sunday! The clouds broke for more sunshine and the temperatures were able to rebound back into the 80s. We reached a high of 81 degree this afternoon and those 80s will stick around for the next few days. As the 80s return and the sunshine continues, we'll remain quiet, and the dry streak will roll on. However, I am tracking rain chances in our forecast by the end of the work week.
We received a TRACE amount of rain at Sea-Tac today and marks 47 days since we've had measurable rainfall.
Happy Friday! It was toasty out there. Once again, temperatures peaked in the lower 90s. Luckily for us we weren't dealing with record breaking heat! However, we were closer to our record highs than our normal high of 79 degrees.
Happy Thursday! Highs continue to rise this afternoon. Highs will peak in the lower 90 for most of us. This will be extended into tomorrow as highs climb into the mid-90s for some of us and a heat advisory will go into effect!
Happy Monday! We can add another beautiful Summer day to the books. We reached a high of 83 degrees this afternoon under mainly sunny skies. This dry weather will continue this week along with hot temperatures. Here is a look at what tomorrow will bring. A little breezy along the coast, but other than that it'll be picture perfect.
Our weather pattern will change up on Tuesday. Thick clouds return to Western Washington along with some isolated sprinkles and cooler weather.
We reached a high of 77 degrees this afternoon! This nice weather will continue in our forecast tomorrow. Once again, the clouds will build in overnight due to a disturbance and keep those overnight lows cool.
Happy Wednesday and hello cooldown! The cloud cover from this morning aided in the cooler weather today. Mid-70s is right where we should be this time of year.
This marks the third day in a row that we've been in the triple digits. All-time records have been set at multiple locations today and we're still not done with this heat wave.