A phenomenon known as "corn sweat" is combining with a summertime heatwave in the Upper Midwest to make for some unbelievably humid conditions.
Q13 News Meteorologist M.J. McDermott says to expect the hottest days of July on Thursday and Friday.
A tsunami warning and advisory issued for parts of Alaska after a large earthquake struck off the coast of the peninsula was lifted early Thursday morning.
Heat and wildfire danger is expected starting Thursday throughout northwestern Oregon, including Portland, and southwest Washington, weather officials said.
We are tracking the heat! Highs will warm into the upper 80s Thursday with Friday near 90 in Seattle and that is why there is a "Weather Alert Day" for Western WA. Farther south and east highs will jump into the mid 90s.
Weather alert day coming Friday between high 80s and 91 degrees. Thunder storms predicted for Saturday and Sunday
Temperatures climbing and peaking at 90 on Friday in the Seattle and Puget Sound area.
Today through Friday we're warming up to the uncomfortable zone. SeaTac will probably nudge 90 on Friday, with temps climbing into the low/mid 90s to the south and in the Cascade foothills away from Puget Sound. This is potentially unhealthy for some, especially if you don't have air conditioning. Today we begin the warming with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s to the mid/upper 80s.
Temperatures are expected to hit 90 on Friday
What a beautiful day we saw around the region. Highs soaring into the upper 60s to low 70s at the coast with 70s and 80s inland. A warming trend is the theme the rest of the week as an upper ridge builds in over the area. This will push some spots into the 90s! So, keep the sunscreen and sunglasses handy!
7-day forecast predicts clear skies and temperatures peaking at 90 degrees on Friday, then lowering back to 80 by the end of the weekend.
Cedar Creek and Cub Creek 2 fires are both around 10% containment. The Chuweah Creek Fire at 65% containment. The Bootleg Fire in Oregon is at 53% containment while the Dixie fire in northern California is only 22% contained.
Gusts also hindered containment efforts and the problem could get worse with the predicted arrival of pyrocumulus clouds — literally meaning “fire clouds ” — which can bring lightning and the risk of new ignitions.
If you liked yesterday and the day before and the day before . . . you're going to like today. Expect mostly sunny skies with highs around 80. Normal for this time of year is 79 for SeaTac, so today will be a perfectly normal and enjoyable July day.
Q13 News Meteorologist M.J. McDermott has increasing temperatures in the forecast for Western Washington.
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.
Satellite video shows the impact of the Dixie fire which has reached 197,487 acres and is only 22% contained as of July 26.
Whole week is predicted to be clear skies and mid to high 80s. It has been over 35 days since western Washington has seen any significant rainfall.
The Bootleg fire continues to burn in Oregon and and the Dixie fire in northern California. The Bootleg fire has burned 408, 930 acres with 46% containment and is now the largest fire in the country.
Crews continue to fight several major fires up and down the West Coast. Washington firefighters are struggling to contain fires in Wenatchee and Okanogan County and a couple of new fires in the Spokane area.