August 16, 2010 in Region

West Side feels heat, and it’s not over yet


SEATTLE – After record-breaking high temperatures Saturday, the National Weather Service says it could get even hotter in the Puget Sound area.

The service has issued an excessive heat warning through tonight for temperatures in the upper 80s to upper 90s.

The warning means dangerously high temperatures are likely, posing a risk of heatstroke or heat exhaustion.

The service recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying out of the sun and checking on relatives and neighbors, especially the elderly.

A record high for the date of 95 degrees was set Saturday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Olympia hit a record 95, and Quillayute on the Washington coast reached a record 96 degrees – 11 degrees higher than the old record for the date.

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